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Perdue plans to meet with UNC student journalists

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 17 2013 06:33:00 AM CST

(AP) - Former Gov. Beverly Perdue is planning to talk with university students about her time in leadership.
The former Democratic governor plans a brief talk and to answer questions from students on Thursday at the journalism school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She'll take part in a speaker's series created to get influential women to share their experiences and mentor students.
Perdue was the state's first female governor, but she didn't embrace journalists and rarely gave interviews or news conferences during her four-year term.
Perdue also served as the state's lieutenant governor for eight years and spent 14 years in the General Assembly, rising to become one of the Senate's chief budget writers.