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winter 2018

Three Elected to Board of Trustees

Three new members have been elected to the Wofford Board of Trustees while five others have been re-elected to four-year terms.

The appointments were made at the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church of South Carolina held in Florence, S.C., June 1-4.

The new trustees, elected to four-year terms, are Ashley Richardson Allen of Charlotte, N.C.; Christopher A.P. Carpenter ’90 of Atlanta, Ga.; and Wendi M. Nix ’96 of New York, N.Y. They replace three trustees whose terms expired in June, Paula B. Baker of Spartanburg, S.C.; Hugh C. Lane Jr. of Charleston, S.C.; and Joella F. Utley of Spartanburg.

Re-elected to new four-year terms were: H. Neel Hipp of Greenville, S.C.; Douglas H. Joyce ’79 of Nashville, Tenn.; Betty J. Montgomery of Spartanburg; Stanley E. Porter ’89 of Chevy Chase, Md.; and Edward B. Wile ’73 of Atlanta.

At the May meeting of the Board of Trustees, these officers were elected for the 2014-15 year: J. Harold Chandler ’71 of Hammonton, N.J., and Kiawah Island, S.C., chair; James M. Johnson ’71 of Birmingham, Ala., vice chair; C. Michael Smith ’75 of Greenville, vice chair and secretary; and John B. White Jr. ’72 of Spartanburg, vice chair.

Ashley Richardson Allen, a community volunteer and minority owner of the Carolina Panthers, is the daughter of Wofford alumnus Jerry Richardson ’59. For 20 years, she has represented the Richardson family in working with Wofford to administer the Richardson Family Endowed Scholarship, the largest and most prestigious scholarship at the college.

An attorney and consultant who has worked in politics, government and public affairs in Washington, D.C., and throughout the South, Christopher Carpenter is a partner with the Garrett McNatt Hennessey Carpenter 360 law firm in Atlanta, Ga. Campaigns and Elections magazine recently recognized him as one of the leading “Georgia Influencers,” naming him one of the “Top 10” political insiders in the state.

Wendi Nix joined ESPN in August 2006 as a reporter and host covering college and pro football and golf. Nix hosts “NFL Live” and “College Football Live” and contributes to “SportsCenter,” “College GameDay” and “Sunday NFL Countdown.” Since 2010, Nix has been host of ESPN2’s pre-, halftime and post-game segments on college football Saturdays. She covered the U.S. Open golf tournament from 2007 through 2010, as well as the Masters and British Open tournaments in 2010.

By Laura Hendrix Corbin