Board of Trustees

Wofford’s trustees 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.

2023-24 Officers of the Board of Trustees

Christopher A.P. Carpenter ’90, Chair
Atlanta, Ga.

Ashley Richardson Allen. Vice Chair
Charlotte, N.C.

The Rev. William F. Malambri ’98, Secretary
Murrells Inlet, S.C.

2023-24 Officers of the Board of Trustees

Ronald A. Andrews Ir. 81
Nashville, Tenn.

John E. Bauknight IV ’89
Spartanburg and Edisto Island, S.C.

Dr. Katherine A. Close ’83
Stamford, Conn., and Pawleys Island, S.C.

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.

B. Shawan Gillians ’04
Charleston, S.C., and Houston, Texas

David G. Johnson ’98
Spartanburg, S.C.

Dr. Blanding U. Jones ’92
Los Angeles, Calif.

Wade P. Keisler ’80
Lexington, S.C.

Hon. Timothy E. Madden ’85
Greenville, S.C.

Monique McDowell ’92
Atlanta, Ga.

Jodie W. McLean
Bethesda, Md.

James C. Meadors ’81
Charleston, S.C.

Craig D. Melvin ’01
New York, N.Y.

Steven W. Mungo ’81
Columbia and Charleston, S.C.

Gregory O'Dell ’92
Washington, D.C.

Hon. Costa M. Pleicones ’65
Columbia, S.C.

G. Murrel Smith Jr. ’90
Sumter, S.C.

James L. Switzer ’80
Spartanburg, S.C.

Dorothy Acee Thomas ’96
Gainesville, Fla.

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
Spartanburg, S.C., and Blacksburg, Va.