While Davidson College is governed by a Board of Trustees, several working boards exist to guide and support the work of the college.

Board openings are filled through a nomination process. To learn more, contact the staff members listed below.

Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Alumni Association Board of Directors serves as a liaison between alumni and the college’s administration and staff to provide input on alumni activities and programs. The Board of Directors considers policies and advises the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement on programming and practices.

Learn more about the Alumni Association Board of Directors by contacting Marya Howell ’91 at alumni@davidson.edu or 704-894-2642.

Art Collection Advisory Committee

The Art Collection Advisory Committee (ACAC) promotes the appreciation and study of visual art through the college's permanent collection for the benefit of Davidson's students, faculty, staff, alumni, community, and visitors. Members also work with the college to identify opportunities for potential acquisitions.

Learn more by contacting Lia Newman at linewman@davidson.edu or 704-894-2519.

Board of Trustees

Davidson College is governed by the Board of Trustees, composed of between 30 and 45 members. Four members are elected by and from the alumni; five members serve ex officio, including the president of the college; and the balance are elected by the Trustees. At least 25 percent of members will be a member or affiliate of a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation.

Learn more about the Board of Trustees, including information about the board's bylaws, statement of purpose, and a full list of current trustees.

Alumni Trustees are elected by alumni to serve a term of four years. Alumni Trustees are eligible to be nominated by the Association Board of Directors to serve a second term and may run unopposed on the ballot. Current Alumni Trustees are Laurie L. Dunn ‘77 (second term), Yvette Pita Frampton ‘95 (first term), William Winkenwerder ‘76 (second term), and Beadsie Woo ‘86 (first term). You may nominate an alumna/alumnus for Alumni Trustee using our online recommendation form.

If you have questions, contact Traci Russ-Wilson at trruss@davidson.edu or 704-894-2202.

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors provides guidance in the pursuit of the college’s mission, advising the chair of the Board of Trustees, the president of the college, and other college officials. Board members are nominated by alumni, friends, and staff of the college. New members are selected by a nominating committee.

Visitors meet once per year on campus and are asked to serve as ambassadors for Davidson in their communities.

If you have questions, contact Katie Davidson at kadavidson@davidson.edu or 704-894-2688.

Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement Advisory Board

For more than 29 years, the Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement advisory board, formerly known as the Davidson College Friends of the Arts Advisory Board, has had a growing and positive influence on the arts in our region. During this time, members’ contributions have improved the quality of exhibitions, arts programs and performances at Davidson College, benefiting our students, faculty and staff, as well as many friends in the surrounding areas. 

If you have questions, contact Sherry Nelson at shnelson@davidson.edu or 704-894-2101.

Davidson Athletic Fund Board

The Davidson Athletic Fund (DAF) generates scholarship funding as well as capital and operating funds to support the college's 21 NCAA Division I programs. The Davidson Athletic Fund Board supports the academic mission of Davidson College and secures resources necessary for scholar-athletes and coaches to excel at the highest level of college athletics.

To learn more, contact Gavin Viano at gaviano@davidson.edu or call 704-894-2657.

Parents Council

Members of the Davidson College Parents Council are invited to join based on interest in engaging with the college, both personally and philanthropically. The council has a direct and lasting impact on all Davidson students through fundraising efforts and advocacy.

If you have questions, contact Chris Alexander at chalexander@davidson.edu or 704-894-2017.