Board of Visitors


The Board of Visitors functions as an advisory arm of the Board of Trustees, serving as a source of information of potential institutional connections, providing support to advancement and identifying ways the university can be of service to the community.

The Board of Visitors also provides a support function to the university in the form of information, partnerships and financial support. Members of the board are appointed to serve on committees of the Board of Trustees:

  • Promotion and Development
  • Instruction and Student Life
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Invited to serve on committees of The Friends of Music or Visiting Writers Series

Term expires May 31, 2024

  • Robert Barkley ’76, Clemson, SC
  • Cindi Clemmer ’73, Hickory, NC
  • Tammy Ice ’95, Wake Forest, NC
  • Charles McCombs ’83, Hoover, AL
  • Mickey Payseur ’73, Cherryville, NC
  • David Pruett ’80, Mount Airy, NC
  • David Stephens ’69, Smithfield, NC
  • Melvin Truiett ’90, Granite Falls, NC
  • Luis Velez ’01, Melbourne, FL
  • David Westcott ’76, Brookhaven, GA
  • Matt Winters ’06, Hickory, NC

Term expires May 31, 2025

  • Te Shondra Abner ’01, Orlando, FL
  • Eric Boston ’90, Lenoir, NC
  • Steven Corriveau ’10, Raleigh, NC
  • Jeremy Fisher ’88, Hickory, NC  
  • Amy Floyd ’91, Roswell, GA
  • Stephanie Jordan Mayberry ’82, Hickory, NC
  • Stephen Mims ’96, MDIV’00, Lexington, SC
  • Richard Waddell ’69, Hartland Four Corners, VT
  • Mark Walker ’93, Matthews, NC

Term expires May 31, 2026

  • Alexis Abernathy ’13
  • Ed Agnoli '95
  • Meredith Brown ’02
  • Rich Duncan ’88
  • John Love ’81
  • Sarah Mayse ’72
  • Dave Robertson '71

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