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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

Board of Trustees

  • Edward C. Winslow III, Chair; Partner, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Ione L. Taylor ’76, Vice Chair; Executive Director, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Gilbert D. Bailey ’91, Vice President, Head of Analytics and Customer Engagement Products, Heartland Commerce, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
  • Carla Brenner '73, Retired Contract Writer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • D. Victor Cochran, III ’71, President, Sharp-Carter Corporation, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Gus Davis ’72, Senior Vice President Supply Chain Operations, The Pause Group, Inc., New York, NY
  • Teresa L. Graedon, Treasurer, Graedon Enterprises, Inc., Durham, N.C.
  • Harrison Hickman '75, CEO and Founder, Hickman Analytics, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • David J. Hopkins '91, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Hartford, Hartford, Conn.
  • Daniel D. Mosca, Investor, Browns Summit, N.C.
  • Brooks Terrell Raiford, Chief Executive Officer and President, The N.C. Technology Association, Inc., Cary, N.C.
  • Charlotte M. Roberts, President, Blue Fire Partners, Inc, Sherrils Ford, N.C.
  • Frederick H. Taylor Jr. '77, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, MJX Asset Management, LLC, New York, N.Y.
  • Elizabeth Weddington Voltz '91, Owner and Partner, Weatherspoon & Voltz, LLP, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Judith Welch Wegner, Burton Craige Professor of Law Emerita and Dean Emerita University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Suzanne Whitmeyer, Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Johnny Wood ’74; principal at the accounting firm LBA Hayes Strand, PLLC, Greensboro

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
  • W. Groome Fulton, Jr. ’60, Retired CEO, Fulton Enterprises, Inc., High Point, N.C.
  • 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.