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New Trustees Join Board in 2016

New Trustees 2016
New trustees: (first row, l-r) Ruth Parham, Charles Trammell, James Wilson, Carole Martin; (second row, l-r) David Costner, MHU President Dan Lunsford, Brent Townsend, Doug Buchanan.

Mars Hill University welcomed seven new members to its Board of Trustees in 2016. The new members' terms run through 2019. MHU's trustee board approves all major policy decisions, adopts the official budgets of the university, and passes on other major
matters of college business.

Doug Buchanan, Cary, NC
• Class of 1988, AGS program (formerly CEP)
• Immediate Past Chair, Board of Advisors
• Alumnus of Year, 2008 (first AGS student so recognized)
• Retired, Sr. Vice President, Quality, Square D- Schneider Electric

David Costner, Leicester, NC
• Class of 1970
• Former member, Board of Advisors
• Retired Director of National Account Sales, Continental Freight

Carole Martin, Asheville, NC
• Class of 1981
• Former member, Board of Advisors
• Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual Financial Services, Asheville office
• Active in local Asheville non-profits including Boy Scouts, Greenworks, First Baptist Church

Ruth Parham, Fall Branch, TN
• Class of 1965
• Former Co-chair of Mars Hill Alumni Association
• Provided leadership to Class of 1965 fifty year reunion

Brent Townsend, Mission Viejo, CA
• Class of 2002
• Past member, Board of Advisors
• Business Consultant - West Region, Chick-fil-A Corp.

Charles Trammell, Memphis, TN
• Class of 1959
• Member, Building Our University Campaign Steering Committee
• Chair of his fifty year reunion
• President, Retirement Communities of America

James Wilson, Greensboro, NC
• Class of 1967
• Past member, Board of Advisors
• Retired, Senior Account Representative, Exxon Chemical Company