Aug 16, 2018  

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (as of January 2007)


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, President, American Standard Development Co. — Los Angeles, California

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

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

Frances W. Baker, Pediatrician —Norfolk, Virginia

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

Ann Hayes Browning, Project Coordinator, Trust for Public Land —Charlotte, NC

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

Howard W. Covington, Jr., Partner, Covington/Tutman Properties— Greenville, SC

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

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

Charles L. Davidson, III, Chair & Chief Executive Officer, The Brookdale Group, LLC, —Atlanta, Ga.

Robert E. Dunham, Pastor, University Presbyterian Church— Chapel Hill, NC

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

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

S. Taylor Glover, President & Chief Executive Officer, Turner Enterprises, Inc. —Atlanta, Georgia

Derry Harper, Chief of Audit & Investigations, Citizens Property Insurance—Tallahassee, Florida

Lucinda Kellam Jones, Homemaker — Winston-Salem, NC

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

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

S. Sherburne Laughlin, Adjunct Professor & Manager-in-Residence, Non Profit Management, American University — Bethesda, Maryland

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

Elizabeth Brooks Mailander, Homemaker— Arlington, Va.

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 & Gibson, PLLC— Charlotte, North Carolina

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

Sara Tatum Pottenger, Retired Banker, Community Volunteer — Durham, North Carolina

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

Patricia A. Rodgers, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rodgers Builders, Inc.—Charlotte, North Carolina

John B. Rogers, Jr., Retired Minister, Covenant Presbyterian Church— Charlotte, 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, Retired General Partner, Deerfield Management — Princeton, New Jersey

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, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Headwaters Capital, LLC, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC — New York, New York

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

Kenneth D. Weeks, Jr., Physician, Cardiologist, MidCarolina Cardiology — Mooresville, North Carolina

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

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