Past Presidents of Guilford College

  • Lewis Lyndon Hobbs, 1888-1915
  • Thomas Newlin, 1915-1917
  • Raymond Binford, 1918-1934
  • Clyde A. Milner, 1934-1965
  • Grimsley T. Hobbs, 1965-1980
  • William R. Rogers, 1980-1996
  • Donald W. McNemar, 1996-2002
  • Kent John Chabotar, 2002-2014



Guilford College’s Board of Trustees is a governing body exercising ultimate institutional authority as set out in the Bylaws of Guilford College . This authority, upon the recommendation of the president of the College, includes: determining and periodically reviewing the College’s mission; monitoring the College’s financial condition and approving the annual budget, tuition and fees; approving institutional policies bearing on faculty appointment, promotion, tenure and dismissal; reviewing and approving proposed substantive changes in degree programs; approving degrees as recommended by the faculty; and authorizing the construction of new buildings, the major renovation existing buildings and the purchase or sale of land. The board’s authority and responsibilities also include participating actively in strategies to secure sources of support, contributing to fundraising goals, appointing the president and annually assessing the president’s performance.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

  • Spring Board Meeting - Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, 2015
  • Fall Annual Board Meeting - Thursday, October 8, Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 2015
  • Orientation for First Year Trustees - Thursday, February 25, 2016
  • Winter Board Meeting - Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2016
  • Spring Board Meeting - Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2016

Scheduled Commencement Dates

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Board of Trustees Members

  • Edward C. Winslow III, Chair; Managing Partner, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, Greensboro, NC
  • W. S. Cross III ’72, Vice Chair; Board Chair, Retired CEO, Cross Company, Greensboro, NC
  • Nancy K. Quaintance, Vice Chair; Vice President, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels, Greensboro, NC
  • Martha W. Summerville ’76, Secretary; President, Summerville Consulting LLC, New Haven, CT
  • Carole W. Bruce, Treasurer; Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Greensboro, NC
  • Gilbert D. Bailey ’91, Executive Vice President, Beanstalk Data, Charlotte, NC
  • Marilynn D. Bersoff, Retired Senior Executive of Administration, Bethesda, MD
  • Walter P. Blass, President, Strategic Plans Unlimited, Warren, NJ
  • Daryle L. Bost ’93, Senior Development Officer, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
  • D. Victor Cochran, III ’71, President, Sharp-Carter Corporation, Greensboro, NC
  • Kelly Dempster ’73, Retired Geologist, Chevron Energy Technology Company, Houston, TX
  • Linda F. Edgerton ’74, Owner, Linda Edgerton Communications, Greensboro, NC
  • Jane M. Foy, Professor of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Oak Ridge, NC
  • Teresa L. Graedon, Treasurer, The People’s Pharmacy, Durham, NC
  • Esther S. Hall ’74, Executive Director, North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation, Raleigh, NC
  • David C. Hood ’84, Partner, Ernst & Young, Raleigh, NC
  • Lionel C. Johnson, President, Pacific Pension Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Robert B. Jones, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University School of Medicine, Medical Life Sciences Consultant, Hillsborough, NC
  • John L. Lomax, President, Lomax Construction, Inc., Greensboro, NC
  • D. Hector McEachern, President, The McEachern Group LLC, Greensboro, NC
  • Susan F. McMichael, Artist, Retired Vice President of Banking, Stoneville, NC
  • Christopher K. Mirabelli, Managing Director, Health Care Ventures, Dover, MA
  • Daniel D. Mosca, Investor, Browns Summit, NC
  • Coolidge A. Porterfield, Consultant, Greensboro, NC
  • Charlotte M. Roberts, President, Blue Fire Partners, Inc, Sherrils Ford, NC
  • Lawrence C. Ross, Retired IT&S Infrastructure Architect, IBM, Greensboro, NC
  • Wilson M. Sheldon, Jr., CEO, Friends Homes, Inc, Greensboro, NC
  • Andrew D. Steginsky, Manager, Steginsky Capital LLC, New York City, NY
  • Ione L. Taylor ’76, Associate Director, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
  • Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Retired Associate Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina, Fayetteville, NC
  • Judy L. Whisnant ’78, Attorney at Law, Durham, NC


  • Edward J. Bauman, Retired Management Consultant, Greensboro, NC
  • Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Board Chair Emeritus, Greensboro, NC
  • Kathleen M. Coe, Retired Clergy, Jamestown Friends Meeting, Greensboro, NC
  • David A. Edgerton ’62, Retired Vice President/CEO, Glen Raven, Inc., Fort Myers, FL
  • Thomas W. Evaul, Jr. '51, Professor Emeritus, Temple University, Merchantville, NJ
  • Victor I. Flow, Jr., President, Flow Lexus, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Marietta M. Forlaw, Retired Community Leader, Greensboro, NC
  • James T. Forsythe, Retired Vice President, Ansythe Exploration Co., Inc., Brenham, TX
  • W. Groome Fulton, Jr. ’60, Retired CEO, Fulton Enterprises, Inc., High Point, NC
  • Howard H. Haworth ’57, President, The Haworth Group and Haworth Foundation, Inc., Charlotte, NC
  • H. Curt Hege, Sr. ’56, President, Shields, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Howard T. Hinshaw ’60, Retired Physician, Charlotte, NC
  • Seth C. Macon ‘40, Retired Senior Vice President-Agency, Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company, Greensboro, NC
  • David R. Parker, Jr. ’41, Retired President, Stuart Hatteras, Inc., Wilmington, NC
  • Bruce B. Stewart ’61, Headmaster Emeritus, Sidwell Friends Schools, Washington, DC
  • Eldora H. Terrell ’49, Retired Physician/Internal Medicine, High Point, NC