The Board of Trustees

Wofford College has 31 trustees who serve as the legal governing body of the college under the conditions of the will of the Rev. Benjamin Wofford and the state charter of 1851. Trustees are elected by the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The following list identifies those persons who serve as trustees for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Ashley Richardson Allen (Vice Chair)
Charlotte, NC

Ronald A. Andrews '81
CEO, Onocyte Corporation
Nashville, TN

John E. Bauknight, IV '89
Entrepreneur
Spartanburg, SC

Thomas L. Bower, III '74
CEO, Clipper Petroleum
Gainesville, GA

Christopher A. P. Carpenter ’90 (Chair)
Attorney, Political Consultant
Atlanta, GA

Katherine A. Close '83
Physician
Stamford, CT and Pawleys Island, SC

R. Howard Coker '85
CEO,  Sonoco Products
Hartsville, SC

Justin A. Converse '96
Chief Executive Officer, Converse and Company
Spartanburg, SC

English C. Flack '00
Pediatric Cardiologist
Nashville, TN

Jimmy I. Gibbs
President and Chief Executive Officer, Gibbs International
Spartanburg, SC

B. Shawan Gillians '04
Attorney, Womble Bond Dickinson
Charleston, SC and Houston, TX

David G. Johnson, '98
CEO, Morgan Corporation
Spartanburg, SC

Blanding U. Jones, '92
Physician
Los Angeles, CA

Wade P. Keisler '80
Real Estate Developer
Lexington, SC

Timothy E. Madden '85
South Carolina Family Court Judge
Greenville, SC

William F. Malambri '98 (Secretary)
Senior Minister, Belin United Methodist Church
Murrells Inlet, SC

Jodie W. McLean
President and Chief Executive Officer, EDENS
Bethesda, MD

James C. Meadors '81
Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Meadors, Inc.
Charleston, SC

Craig D. Melvin '01
NBC News, Co-Anchor, TODAY Show
New York, NY

Daniel B. Morrison Jr. '75
President, Charlotte Sports Foundation
Charlotte, NC

Steven W. Mungo '81
President and CEO, Mungo Homes
Charleston, SC

Gregory A. O'Dell '92
President, Venue Management, OVG 360
Washington, DC

Costa M. Pleicones '65
Retired Chief Justice, Supreme Court of S.C.
Columbia, SC

Dorothy Acee Thomas '96
Nonprofit/Attorney
Gainesville, FL

Erin M. Watson '91
Truist Bank
Atlanta, GA

Joshua S. Whitley '05
Attorney
Charleston, SC

William H. Willimon '68
Bishop (retired), United Methodist Church
Durham, NC

Lisa N. Yebuah '99
Minister, United Methodist Church
Raleigh, NC

Joyce Payne Yette '80
Managing Director, General Counsel
Promontory Financial Group
Washington, DC

Margaret G. Young '92
Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers
Spartanburg, SC and Blacksburg, VA