Board of Trustees

Davidson College is governed by a Board of Trustees. Twenty-four of the Trustees represent the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), six of which are confirmed by the presbyteries within the State of North Carolina, and the balance 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 W. Chidsey III '83, Chair
Coral Gables, Florida

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

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

2015 Board of Trustees

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