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Advancing Guilford's Mission

Guilford College’s Board of Trustees is the 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
  • 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
  • Annually assessing the President’s performance

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Board of Trustees


  • Ione L. Taylor ’76, Chair, Executive Director, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • David J. Hopkins ’91, Vice Chair, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Hartford, Hartford, Conn.
  • Brooks Raiford, Vice Chair, President & CEO, North Carolina Technology Association, Cary, N.C.
  • Daniel D. Mosca, Secretary, Investor, Browns Summit, N.C.
  • Frederick H. Taylor Jr. ’77, Treasurer, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, MJX Asset Management, LLC, New York, N.Y.


  • Gilbert D. Bailey ’91, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Commerce Enablement Solutions, Global Payments, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Jean Parvin Bordewich, Former U.S. Senate committee staff director and foundation program officer for democracy
  • Carla Brenner ’73, Retired Contract Writer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Glynis Hill-Chandler ’78, Assistant Head of School and Counselor, Hill Learning Center, Durham, N.C.
  • Suresh Chandra, Professor Emeritus, N.C. A&T State University, Ponte Vedra, Fla.
  • Shannon Craigo-Snell ’92, Professor of Theology and Associate Academic Dean, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
  • Bill Davis, District Court Judge, N.C. District 18, Guilford County, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Harrison Hickman ’75, CEO and Founder, Hickman Analytics, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Kyle Kiser ’06, President and Chief Strategy Officer, RxRevu, Seattle, Wash.
  • Brian Lowit ’98, Label Manager, Dischord Records and Owner, Lovitt Records & Mount Desert Island Ice Cream (DC), Washington, D.C.
  • Dawn Opel ’12, Director of Research & Strategic Initiatives and General Counsel, Food Bank Council of Michigan, Lansing, Mich.
  • Grace E. Terrell M.D., MMM, Physician, Atrium Wake Forest Network, High Point, N.C.
  • Arnie Thompson, Executive Director of Friends Homes, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Elizabeth Weddington Voltz ’91, Owner and Partner, Weatherspoon & Voltz, LLP, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Johnny Wood ’74, Principal at the accounting firm LBA Hayes Strand, PLLC, Greensboro, N.C.
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Trustees Emeriti

  • Walter P. Blass, President, Strategic Plans Unlimited, Warren, N.J.
  • Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. ’60, Board Chair Emeritus, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Kathleen M. Coe, Retired Clergy, Jamestown Friends Meeting, Greensboro, N.C.
  • David A. Edgerton ’62, Retired Vice President/CEO, Glen Raven, Inc., Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Victor I. Flow, Jr., President, Flow Lexus, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • James T. Forsythe, Retired Vice President, Ansythe Exploration Co., Inc., Brenham, Texas
  • H. Curt Hege, Sr. ’56, President, Shields, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Howard T. Hinshaw ’60, Retired Physician, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Bruce B. Stewart ’61, Headmaster Emeritus, Sidwell Friends Schools, Washington, D.C.
  • Eldora H. Terrell ’49, Retired Physician/Internal Medicine, High Point, N.C.