Trevor Fuller will be CPCC graduation speaker

last modified Feb 02, 2017 08:49 AM

Trevor M. Fuller, Mecklenburg County commissioner, will serve as Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) 2017graduation speaker.

Commissioner Fuller will address CPCC’s graduates at the May 18 ceremony, planned for 4 p.m., at the Bojangles’ Coliseum, in Charlotte. The college anticipates as many as 1,800 students will graduate, with approximately 800 participating in the ceremony.

Fuller has practiced law for more than 23 years. He is president of The Fuller Law Firm, P.C., and specializes in employment litigation and business and commercial litigation. He is a member of the bar in North Carolina, New York and the District of Columbia.

Fuller and his family moved to Charlotte 15 years ago. In November 2012, Fuller was elected to serve as a Mecklenburg County Commissioner At Large, representing the more than 1 million residents of the county. He now is serving in his third term as a commissioner. He previously served three terms as chairman of the Board of County Commissioners.

Previously, Fuller served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Mecklenburg County Bar, and for several years also served on the bar's audit committee. He is a past president of the John S. Leary Association of Black Lawyers.

In addition, Fuller served on the Charlotte‐Mecklenburg Citizens’ Review Board, which reviews citizens’ concerns about law enforcement actions, and he recently finished his term as a member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Fuller graduated from The Nichols School, a private, college preparatory school in Buffalo, having received a full academic scholarship. He then earned his undergraduate degree in English literature from Hamilton College in upstate New York. He went on to earn his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

“We are delighted and honored to welcome Commissioner Trevor Fuller as the college’s 2017 graduation speaker,” said CPCC President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer. “Trevor has established an impressive career as an attorney and in public service. His effective leadership as a Mecklenburg County commissioner and past chairman has generated support and praise. Our graduates and their guests will enjoy hearing Trevor’s commencement address.”

Fuller was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. He and his wife, Camille Davidson, have two teen-aged children.