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Lucien "Skip" Capone
Board President

Skip currently serves as President of the WNCPA Educational Foundation and also serves as a member of the WNCPA Board of Directors.  He earned his private pilot license in 1992.  He holds a Commercial Pilot license and is a CFI and a CFII.  He owns a Cessna 172 which is based at the Asheville airport.

When not flying, Skip is an attorney specializing in higher education and accreditation law.  He served as general counsel at UNC Greensboro from 1991 to 2010 and at UNC Asheville from 2010 until his retirement in 2015.

In addition to his love of aviation, Skip is a National Park “junkie” having visited more than 40 national parks with the goal of visiting all 63. He has been an active National Park volunteer, working on the Blue Ridge Parkway and also at the Grand Canyon. 

Skip served as a U.S. Navy Reservist in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp from 1982 to 2002.  He served on active duty during Desert Storm and retired as a Commander.

He received the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer award in 2008 and was honored with the NACUA Distinguished Service award in 2014 and Life Member award in 2016.