Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Management of the university is legally vested in the Board of Trustees, a self-perpetuating board elected by majority vote from nominees submitted by the Trusteeship Committee of the board. The board delegates authority to the president of the university for the operation of the total university program in keeping with established procedures and policies, and the president is the official liaison between the university and the board.

The board approves all major policy decisions, adopts the official budgets of the university, and passes on other major matters of university business. Much of the work is done through committees, but the full board has regularly scheduled meetings at least three times a year.

Current Officers

Chair: Linda Judge-McRae, Knoxville, TN
Vice-Chair: Mike Kelly, Mason, OH
Treasurer: Gwen Davis, Raleigh, NC
Secretary: David Costner, Leicester, NC

Terms Expire December 31, 2019

Doug Buchanan, Cary, NC
David Costner, Leicester, NC
Jean S. Freeman, Charlotte, NC
Harold H. “Bud” Hughes, Candler, NC
Carole Martin, Asheville, NC
Ruth Parham, Fall Branch, TN
Brent Townsend, Tyron, GA
Charles Trammell, Memphis, TN
Jim Wilson, Greensboro, NC

Terms Expire December 31, 2020

Bruce Boyles, Kings Mountain, NC
Max Burgin, Ellenboro, NC
Kyle Carver, Leicester, NC
Gwen Davis, Raleigh, NC
Mary Dawson, Abingdon, VA
A.C. Honeycutt, Jr., Mars Hill, NC
Jeremy Pressley, Canton, NC

Terms Expire December 31, 2021

John Ayers, Fayetteville, NC
Mike Groce, Newton, NC
Linda Judge-McRae, Knoxville, TN
Mike Kelly, Mason, OH
Eric Mann, Jacksonville, FL
Cheryl Pappas, Charlotte, NC

Terms Expire December 31, 2022

Mark Cabaniss, Nashville, TN
Michael Cranford, Fuquay Varina, NC
Will Davis, Burgaw, NC
Sigsbee Duck, Rock Springs, WY
Carolyn Ferguson, Candler, NC
Steve Francis, Columbia, SC
Magay Shepard, Charlotte, NC
Karen Smith, Winston-Salem, NC