Board of Trustees

Davidson College is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of between thirty and forty-five members. Four members are elected by the alumni and five members serve ex officio (the President-elect and President of the National Alumni Association, the Chair and Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Visitors, and the President of the college). The balance of members are elected by the trustees themselves. At least twenty-five percent of the board members will be a member or an affiliate of a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation.  

John W. Chidsey III '83, Chair
Coral Gables, Fla.

Andrew J. McElwee, Jr. '77, Vice Chair
Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Homesite Insurance
New London, N.H.

E. Rhyne Davis, Secretary
Vice President and Co-Chair,  S&D Coffee
Charlotte, N.C.

2015 Board of Trustees

Robert J. Abernethy, President, American Standard Development Company - Redondo Beach, Calif.
Thompson S. Baker II '81, President and Chief Executive Officer, Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. - Jacksonville, Fla.
David Barnard '79, Retired - Wellesley Hills, Mass.
Brett M. Berry '89
, Founding Director, Bacca Capital, LLC - Boulder, Colo.
Richard N. Boyce '77, Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Leadership, Union - PSCE - Belmont, N.C.
Kristin Hills Bradberry '85, Strategic Adviser to Nonprofits - Charlotte, N.C.
F. Cooper Brantley '70, Attorney, Nexsen, Pruet, Adams and Kleemeir - Greensboro, N.C.
Lowell Bryan '68, Director, McKinsey & Co., Inc. - New York, N.Y.
Lisa Howe Combs '90, 
Community Volunteer - Davidson, N.C.
Robert B. Cordle '63, Attorney, Mayer Brown, LLP - Charlotte, N.C.
Kenneth S. Crews '70, Investment Banker/Managing Director, Greenhill & Co., Inc. - Dallas, Texas
Laurie L. Dunn '77, Associate Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine - Raleigh, N.C.
Virginia Taylor Evans '80, Director of Christian Education, Second Presbyterian Church - Richmond, Va.
Jay Everette, Senior Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, Wells Fargo - Charlotte, N.C.
Mark W. Filipski
, Investment Banker and Managing Director, Credit Suisse - Short Hills, N.J.
Lewis F. Galloway '73, Pastor, Shandon Presbyterian Church - Indianapolis, Ind.
Beverly Smith Hance, Community Volunteer - Charlotte, N.C.
J. Chrisman Hawk III '67
, General Surgeon and President, Charleston Surgical Associates - Charleston, S.C.
Earl J. Hesterberg '75, President and Chief Executive Officer, Group 1 Automotive - Houston, Texas
Adrian Darnell Johnson '00, Director of Credit Execution, Wells Fargo - Charlotte, N.C.
John C. Laughlin '85, Head of Mergers/Acquisition , Wells Fargo Securities - Charlotte, N.C.
Gary S. Long '73, Partner, Pulse Capital Partners - New York, N.Y.
Mary Tabb Mack '84, Executive Vice President/Head of Wealth Brokerage Services, Wells Fargo Wealth Managment - Fort Mill, S.C.
Prem Manjooran '92, Senior Vice President, The Capital Group - Los Angeles, Calif.
Alison Hall Mauzé '84, Community Volunteer - Mill Valley, Calif.
Mackey J. McDonald '68, Retired - Greensboro, N.C.
Shannon Walters McFayden '82, Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach - Charlotte, N.C.
Robert J. Miller '84, Investor, BlackRock - New York, N.Y.
Gregory F. Murphy '85, President, Eastern Urological Associates - Greenville, N.C.
Marian McGowan Nisbet '63
, President, Interiors Unlimited - Charlotte, N.C.
Thomas W. Okel '84, Executive Director, Catawba Lands Conservancy - Charlotte, N.C.
Sara Tatum Pottenger '79, Homemaker, Community Volunteer - Durham, N.C.
Carol Everhart Quillen, President, Davidson College - Davidson, N.C.
Eleanor Knobloch Ratchford '84, Homemaker, Community Volunteer - Atlanta, Ga.
William P. Reed, Jr. '76, Retired - New York, N.Y.
Ernest W. Reigel '80, Chair and Attorney, Moore & Van Allen - Charlotte, N.C.
Virginia McGee Richards '85, Environmental Law Attorney and Environmental Consultant - Charleston, S.C.
Susan Casper Shaffner '80
, Pediatrician, Charlotte Pediatric Clinic - Charlotte, N.C.
Mitzi Short '83, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, New Season Consulting Group - Oak Park, Ill.
E. Follin Smith '81, Retired - Conestoga, Penn.
R. David Sprinkle '66, Retired - Greensboro, N.C.
Benjamin R. Wall II '98, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WJ Partners, LLC - Spartanburg, S.C.
Carole M. Weinstein
, Vice Chair, Weinstein Properties - Richmond, Va.
Bill Winkenwerder, Jr. '76, Physician and Prominent Leader in Health Care - Mill Neck, N.Y.