Jun 17, 2018  


The Board of Trustees (as of January 2006)


Davidson College is governed by a Board of Trustees. Twenty-four of the Trustees represent the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), sixteen of which are confirmed by the presbyteries within the State of North Carolina, and eight at-large from the national membership. Twelve are elected at-large by the Trustees themselves and eight by the alumni. In addition, five members of the Board serve ex officio, including the President-elect and President of the National Alumni Association, the Chair and Past Chair of the Board of Visitors, and the President of the College.

John F. McCartney, Chair
Chair, Westcon Group, Inc.


Chicago, Illinois

Katie B. Morris, Vice Chair
Director, The Katherine and Thomas M. Belk Foundation


Southern Pines, North Carolina

Beverly S. Hance, Secretary
Private Investor, Community Leader


Charlotte, North Carolina


Robert J. Abernethy, Jr., President, American Standard Development Co.—Los Angeles, California

Carlos E. Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer, The Gambrinus Company—San Antonio, Texas

Robert L. Avinger, Jr., Principal, OPT Capital, LLC—Charlotte, North Carolina

Edward L. Baker, Chairman, Florida Rock Industries, Inc.—Jacksonville, Florida

Frances W. Baker, Pediatrician—Norfolk, Virginia

Sarah P. Boehmler, Retired Vice President, American Stock Exchange—New York, New York

Lowell L. Bryan, Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc.—New York, New York

M. Erwin Carter, President, Newbold Corporation—Lithonia, Georgia

John W. Chidsey, III, CEO, Burger King Corporation—Miami, Florida

Ann B. Clark, Regional Superintendent of High Schools, Charlotte—Mecklenburg Schools-Charlotte, North Carolina

Kenneth S. Crews, Managing Director, Greenhill & Company—Dallas, Texas

Debbie D. Darden, Former Educator—Charlotte, North Carolina

J. Roy Davis, Jr., Chairman Emeritus, S&D Coffee, Inc.—Concord, North Carolina

Paul W. Davis III, President, The Colville Group—Charlotte, North Carolina

Stuart B. Dorsett, Director, Ward and Smith, PA—Raleigh, North Carolina

Elisabeth C. Ervin, Retired Educator—Morganton, North Carolina

W. Wyche Fowler, Jr., President, Wyche Fowler International—Washington, D.C.

S. Taylor Glover, President, Turner Enterprises, Inc.—Atlanta, Georgia

Derry Harper, Chief Inspector General, State of Florida—Tallahassee, Florida

Lawrence M. Kimbrough, President Emeritus, First Charter Corporation—Charlotte, North Carolina

J. Gilmour Lake, Former Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Computer Credit, Inc.—Winston-Salem, North Carolina

S. Sherburne Laughlin, Adjunct Professor, Non Profit Management, American University—Bethesda, Maryland

Paul R. Leonard, Jr., Chairman Emeritus, Habitat for Humanity International-Davidson, North Carolina

Ross W. Manire, Chief Executive Officer, Clearlinx Network Corporation—Glen Ellyn, Illinois

William N. Mathis, President, Gulf States Investments, Energy Services—Houston, Texas

Calvin E. Murphy, Partner/Attorney, Murphy & Chapman, PA—Charlotte, North Carolina

Robert B. Norris, Attorney, Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, PA—Charlotte, North Carolina

A. Alex Porter, President, Porter Orlin, LLC—New York, New York

Sara Tatum Pottenger, Former Banker, Community Leader—Durham, North Carolina

William L. Rikard, Partner/Attorney, Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein—Charlotte, North Carolina

Patricia A. Rodgers, President, Rodgers Builders, Inc.—Charlotte, North Carolina

John B. Rogers, Jr., Senior Minister, Covenant Presbyterian Church—Charlotte, North Carolina

Arthur Ross III, Pastor, White Memorial Presbyterian Church—Raleigh, North Carolina

Thomas W. Ross, Sr., Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation—Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Stephen L. Salyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Salzburg Seminar—Silver Spring, Maryland

Mitzi Short, Vice President, Multicultural Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, PepsiCo, Inc.—Purchase, New York

Arnold H. Snider, General Partner, Deerfield Management—New York, New York

Laura M. Spangler, Pastor, Lloyd Presbyterian Church-Winston—Salem, North Carolina

Raymond L. Swetenburg, Jr., Pediatrician, Eastover Pediatrics—Charlotte, North Carolina

Samuel V. Tallman, Retired Partner, Knight, Tallman & Co., LLC—Saint Petersburg, Florida

Amelia C. Taylor, Former Field Hockey Coach, Cape Fear Academy—Wilmington, North Carolina

Todd S. Thomson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Global Wealth Management, Citigroup, Inc.—New York, New York

Robert F. Vagt, President, Davidson College—Davidson, North Carolina

Kenneth D. Weeks, Jr., Physician, Cardiologist, (Former President) MidCarolina Cardiology—Mooresville, North Carolina

Carolann C. Willingham, Media Assistant, Wake County Public Schools—Raleigh, North Carolina

Janet H. Wilson, Community Leader—Lenoir, North Carolina