Board of Trustees

A Message from the Chair

I am pleased to chair the University's Board of Trustees as we strive to further strengthen the foundation that has undergirded Queens' success since 1857—a Presbyterian heritage, an award-winning faculty, an innovative curriculum, and an assortment of creative programs. Our Board is comprised of dedicated leaders—both alumni and friends—from across the United States who stand ready to support President Davies and our outstanding faculty and staff as they endeavor to achieve excellence in all facets of the institution.  

Expanding academic offerings and programs, supporting faculty development, and creating even more rewarding and engaging experiences for our students inside and outside of the classroom are just a few of our goals. Queens makes an immeasurable impact as it enhances the intellectual, economic and cultural fabric of our city and region, and our trustees are committed to further expanding that reach. I encourage you to pay Queens a visit, either in person or by exploring our website, to learn more about what's happening on our campus, the difference our students are making in the world around them, and just how rewarding your involvement can be here at Queens. Thank you for your support.

Go, Royals!

Michael Tarwater

Michael Tarwater and his wife Ann attend the dedication of the Ann Tarwater Courtyard

Board Chair Michael Tarwater and his wife Ann attend the dedication of the Ann Tarwater Courtyard

2017 - 2018 Board of Trustees

Michael C. Tarwater—Chair Charlotte, NC
Kathryn Winsman Black '93—Vice Chair Charlotte, NC
Michael Marsicano, Ph.D.—Immediate Past Chair Charlotte, NC
Jesse J. Cureton, Jr. '02 MBA—Secretary Charlotte, NC
Howard Bissell III Charlotte, NC
Jan Hall Brown '73; MBA '84 Charlotte, NC
Jeff "JB" Brown MBA '03 Charlotte, NC
Titi Cole Charlotte, NC
Kevin Collins Charlotte, NC
Christine Louttit Crowder '82 Charlotte, NC
David C. Darnell Homes Beach, FL
Carlos E. Evans Charlotte, NC
Anthony Fox Charlotte, NC
Ophelia Garmon-Brown, M.D. Charlotte, NC
Julie Janson Charlotte, NC
Carson Sloan Henline '81 Raleigh, NC
David Jones Charlotte, NC
Sandra P. Levine Boca Raton, FL
Thomas "T.J." Lewis '97 Wesley Chapel, FL
Fred Lowrance Charlotte, NC
Sally Wheeler Maier '89 New York, New York
Elizabeth W. Martin Brooklyn, NY
J. Michael McGuire  Charlotte, NC
Katie B. Morris Charlotte, NC
Michael W. Murphy II '95 New Orleans, LA
Janet Preyer Nelson '77 Charlotte, NC
Brandon Perry Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth Hunter Persson ꞌ00 Charlotte, NC
Larry Polsky Charlotte, NC
Myrta Pulliam ꞌ69 Indianapolis, IN
Michael P. Rizer Charlotte, NC
Caroline Wannamaker Sink Charlotte, NC
Ruth Anne M. Vagt '69 Castine, ME
Mauricio West MBA '94 Charlotte, NC
Fernando Ycaza '05 MBA '16 Charlotte, NC
Ex Officio  Charlotte, NC
Pamela Davies, Ph.D. Charlotte, NC
Michelle Holl Manha '94 Charlotte, NC
Stephanie Bunao '18 Charlotte, NC

Life Trustees

Irwin "Ike" Belk Director, Belk Group
*Elizabeth Rivers Curry '63 Managing Director, Eagle Capital Management; New York, NY
*Edwin L. Jones, Jr. President (Retired), J.A. Jones
*Joseph W. Grier, Jr. Partner (Retired), Grier Furr & Crisp; PA 
Dorothy McAulay Martin '59 Former First Lady of North Carolina; Mooresville, NC
Hugh L. McColl Jr. Chairman Emeritus, Chair and CEO, McColl Brothers Lockwood 
John H. Sykes '55 Chairman Emeritus, Sykes Enterprises, Inc.; Tampa, FL 
Virginia Gray Vance '49 Community Leader; Clinton, SC
F. William Vandiver, Jr. Retired, Bank of America


Trustees Emeriti

Judy Allison '70 2000-2008
Betty Anderson '58 1975-2003
Sadler H. Barnhardt 1985-1996
Jean T. Batten '57 1978-2005
Christine S. Beck '64 1995-2007
Paul F. Betzold 1991-1998
Crandall C. Bowles 1984-1997
Terry Broderick 2001-2005
Debbie Bryan '68  1997-2017
Byron L. Bullard 1981-1996
Parker N. Call '68  2004-2006
John P. Clancey 1996-2005
Malcolm Clayton 1988-1997
Angi M. Clinton EMBA '01 2006-2014
Michele P. Craig '67 1973-1975
Marjorie Knight Crane'90 2007-2015
Barbara M. Crutchfield 1997-2000
Rose M. Daniel '79 1991-1996
Donna Jones Dean '73 2000-2014
Stuart Dickson  1986-2002
Carla E. DuPuy '69 1990-1994
Hugh M. Durden 1991-1998
Frances DeArmon Evans '59 1990-2013
Madine H. Fails '91 1994-2003
John C. Fennebresque 1998-2001
Sarah Belk Gambrell 2005-2012
Julia E. Garraway '65 1972-1988
Betty J. Gray '51 1986-1990
Kathryn Taylor Grigg '87 2006-2014
Louise J. Guy '49 1974-1978
Claudette Brown Hall '65 2010-2012
Irvin "Hank" Hankins III 2004-2012
Johnny Harris  1985-1995
Aileen P. Hatcher '71 1998-2001
Mary W. Haught '63 1977-1981
W. Benjamin Hawfield, Jr. 2004-2012
Elaine H. Henderson '75 2003-2004
Ann Hinson '72 2008-2010
William R. Holland 1991-1996
Lyttleton Rich Hollowell '67 2006-2014
Bejamin S. Horack 1961-1998
Ruth E. Hunter '42 1972-1995
Benjamin P. Jenkins III 2001-2013
Helen B. Jones 1972-1976
Lee Keesler 2008-2011
Sean Kelly '93 2002-2010
 Moira Quinn Klein '77  2006-2008
Judy Moore Leonard '67 1996-2012
Cathy Parks Loevner '71 2012-2016
Vi Alexander Lyles '73 1998-2009
Wilkes D. Macaulay 1978-1985
Susan C. Mains '71 1996-2000
Kitty M. McEaddy '65 2004-2012
Ward McKeithen 1974-2012
Sam McMahon, Jr. '54 1988-2004
Sue C. Moore '64 1993-1998
Caroline L. Myers '55 1975-2005
Bruce Parker 1998-2006
Bailey W. Patrick 2008-2016
Keith M. Pension '67 1996-2012
Martha C. Player '83 2002-2003
David L. Pope 2006-2014
Dee Ray '92 1993-2007
Tom Reddin 2007-2015
John H. Robison 1972-1992
Mary Anne "M.A." Rogers 2009-2017
Arthur Ross 1980-1996
Sue F. Ross '61 1982-1998
David Singer 2012-2016
Brent Trexler 2006-2014
Cynthia Tyson 2009-2017
Jo DeWitt Wilson 1999-2011
Robert Wren 1994-2002
Terry Young 1986-2004
Manuel Zapata 2008-2015
Joan H. Zimmerman 1981-1985


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