Board of Advisors

This board was established in 1967 by the Board of Trustees to assist the university in the achievement of long-range goals. By consulting with the president of the university and the trustees, advisors add variety, strength and experience to the administrative structure of the university. The board is comprised of interested persons—both alumni and friends of the university—of various Christian faiths and from several states. The board has been helpful in fund-raising, student recruitment, long-range planning, and general public relations. Its recommendations are channeled  through the Board of Trustees, which remains the official policy-making body of the university. Members of the Board of Advisors serve 4-year terms.

Chair: Austin Lee ’03, Atlanta, GA

Term expires December 31, 2022

Joseph Bland ’03, Raleigh, NC
Tim Clark, Mars Hill, NC
Danny Fusco ’99, Weaverville, NC
Austin Lee ‘03, Atlanta, GA
Julie Morrow ’89, Mooresville, NC
Charles Pond ’67, Smithfield, VA
Luther Rickenbaker III ‘67, Spartanburg, SC

Term Expires December 31, 2023

Doug Echols ’67, Rock Hill, SC
David Hopstetter ’67, Greenville, SC
John Hough, Jr. ’55, Mars Hill, NC
Rodney Johnson ’72, Arlington, VA
Matthew Miller ’86, Arlington,  VA

Term Expires December 31, 2024

Peter Alexander ’94 West Hollywood, CA
Larry Burda, Mars Hill, NC
Leslie Johnson ’67, Bluffton, SC
Mike Pressley ’69, Hendersonville, NC
Malcolm Privette ’67, Gainesville, FL
Kevin Wills ’02, Jefferson Hills, PA

Term Expires December 31, 2025

Robert Chenman ‘71, Virginia Beach, VA
Brian Danforth ’06, Gainesville, FL
Bruce DeWeese ‘74, Asheville, NC
Susan Gurganus ’75, Raleigh, NC
Tommy Hornick ‘99, Indian Trail, NC
Paula Kahn ‘79, Bristol, VA
David McFee ‘70, Asheville, NC
Chris Pappas ‘66, Charlotte, NC
John Winkenwerder ’81, Asheville, NC