Alumni Board

Alumni Board

The purpose of this board shall be to promote the general welfare and effectiveness of Mars Hill University by preserving and furthering the mission of MHU; maintaining and strengthening connections with alumni; serving as alumni representatives to the university administration and trustees; and encouraging and promoting alumni participation in MHU activities. Alumni board members serve 3-year terms.

Alumni Board Members


Chair: McKelle Ulm ’02, Willow Spring, NC
Vice Chair: Jameson Donnell ’12, Charlotte, NC
Secretary: Kelly Holdway ’02, Greer, SC
Past Chair: Louie Cox ’67, Lexington, NC

Ex-officio Members

Senior Director of Alumni & Trustee Relations: Dr. Joy Kish ’82
Senior Class President: Joshua Hager, 2021-2022

Term Expires December 31, 2022

Carter Benge ’14, Lillington, NC
Janis Blackwell ’68, Lubbock, TX
Maxine Brown ’98, Marshall, NC
Greta Byrd ’88, Asheville, NC
Monnie Griggs ’94, Bahama, NC
Charles Harbison ’95, Charlotte, NC
Gerry Hutchinson ’76, Stone Mountain, GA
Sarah Lemons ’98, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Barry Moore ’90, Weaverville, NC
Kellie Shirley ’88, Arden, NC

Term Expires December 31, 2023

Bob Burnette ’79, Belmont, NC
Louie Cox ’67, Lexington, NC
Jameson Donnell ’12, Charlotte, NC
Jeff Flowers ’81, Evans, GA
Tara Hornick ’99, Indian Trail, NC
Brian Matlock ’98, Asheville, NC
Hal Messick ’88, Lewisville, NC
Patrick Spence ’98, Weaverville, NC
Bob Taylor ’84, Arden, NC
McKelle Ulm ’02, Willow Spring, NC
Sheryl Wilson ’91, Asheville, NC

Term Expires December 31, 2024

Ann Bennett ’81, Boynton Beach, FL
Kiel Bollero ’14, Charlotte, NC
Rodney Borders ’88, Shelby, NC
Terry Chavis ’14, Greensboro, NC
Whitney Davis ’98, Bryson City, NC
Bobby Dean Franklin ’67, Chuckey, TN
Kile Garrett ’13, Brentwood, TN
Justin Gragg ’12, Hudson, NC
Derek Hodges ’04, Sevierville, TN
Kelly Holdway ’02, Greer, SC
Kellye Ratcliff ’86, Simpsonville, SC
Amy West ’19, Cherokee, NC

Members serve 3-year terms
Updated 03/04/22

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