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 2016-2017 academic year.

Ashley Richardson Allen
Charlotte, NC

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

William R. Cobb
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JM Smith Corp.
Spartanburg, SC

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

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

Jordan Glatt
CMO/Director, Free All Media
Morristown, NJ

D. Christian Goodall '79
President, Goodall Company
Columbia, SC

H. Neel Hipp Jr.
Owner, Hipp Investments L.L.C.
Greenville, SC

John W. Hipp '75
District Superintendent, United Methodist Church
Florence, SC

Laura J. Hoy
Myrtle Beach, SC

R. Michael James '73
Chair
Investor
Charlotte, NC

James M. Johnson '71
Vice Chair
Founder and Chairman, Johnson Development L.L.C.
Birmingham, AL

Stewart H. Johnson '67
Chairman of the Board, Morgan Corp.
Spartanburg, SC

Douglas H. Joyce '79
President, Synthesis Advisors Inc.
Nashville, TN

William F. Malambri '98
Senior Minister, Central United Methodist Church
Florence, 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, National Correspondent
New York, NY

Betty J. Montgomery
Campobello, SC

Daniel B. Morrison Jr. '75
President, Carolina Panthers
Charlotte, NC

Wendi M. Nix ‘96
Sports reporter, ESPN Television Network
New York, NY

Corry W. Oakes III '89
President and Chief Executive Officer, OTO Development L.L.C.
Spartanburg, SC

L. Leon Patterson '63
Retired Chairman, The Palmetto Bank
Greenville, SC

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

Stanley E. Porter '89
Partner, Deloitte Consulting L.L.P.
Chevy Chase, MD

J. Patrick Prothro '96
Vice President, Bellecorp Inc.
Park City, UT

J.E. Reeves Jr.
President and Treasurer, The Reeves Foundation
Summit, NJ

Jerome J. Richardson '59
Founder and Owner, Carolina Panthers (NFL)
Charlotte, NC

Joe E. Taylor Jr. '80
Entrepreneur
Columbia, SC

Edward B. Wile '73 - Retired
Senior Vice President-Investments, UBS Financial Services (Retired)
Atlanta, GA

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