Board of Trustees

Wofford has 31 trustees who serve as the governing body of the college under the terms of the will of the college’s founder, the Rev. Benjamin Wofford, and a state charter of 1851. They are elected to staggered four-year terms by the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Tenure is limited to 12 consecutive years.

2020-21 Officers of the Board of Trustees

Christopher A. P. Carpenter ’90, Atlanta, Ga., board chair
Stanley E. Porter ’89, Chevy Chase, Md., vice chair
The Hon. Costa M. Pleicones ’65, Columbia, S.C., secretary

2020-21 Members of the Board of Trustees

Ashley Richardson Allen, Charlotte, N.C.
Ronald A. Andrews Jr. ’81, Coto de Caza, Calif.
Mr. Thomas L. Bower III ’74, Gainesville, Ga.
Dr. Katherine A. Close ’83, Stamford, Conn.
Mr. R. Howard Coker ’85, Hartsville, S.C.
Justin A. Converse ’96, Spartanburg, S.C.
Dr. English C. Flack ’00, Nashville, Tenn.
Jimmy I. Gibbs, Spartanburg, S.C.
Ms. B. Shawan Gillians ’04, Charleston, S.C.
H. Neel Hipp Jr., Greenville, S.C.
Dr. Blanding U. Jones ’92, Los Angeles, Calif.
Wade P. Keisler ’80, Lexington, S.C.
The Hon. Timothy E. Madden ’85, Greenville, S.C.
The Rev. William F. Malambri ’98, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jodie W. McLean, Bethesda, Md.
James C. Meadors ’81, Charleston, S.C.
Craig D. Melvin ’01, New York, N.Y.
Betty J. Montgomery, Campobello, S.C.
Dr. Daniel B. Morrison Jr. ’75, Sullivan’s Island, S.C.
Steven W. Mungo ’81, Charleston, S.C.
Wendi M. Nix ’96, New York, N.Y.
Gregory A. O’Dell ’92, Washington, D.C.
Erin M. Watson ’91, Atlanta, Ga.
Joshua S. Whitley ’05, Charleston, S.C.
Bishop William H. Willimon ’68, Durham, N.C.
The Rev. Lisa N. Yebuah ’99, Raleigh, N.C.
Joyce Payne Yette ’80, Washington, D.C.
Margaret G. Young ’92, Blacksburg, Va.