Board of Trustees

Johnson C. Smith University Board of Trustees
Executive Committee 2023-2024

Trustee Steven L. Boyd, Chair
Trustee Kieth Cockrell, Vice Chair
Trustee Christy S. Bryant, Secretary
Trustee Michael Jones, Finance and Audit


Bylaws of the Board of Trustees

Resources to the Board of Trustees

Dr. Valerie Kinloch

Valerie Kinloch PhD '96

Mr. William P. Farthing Jr.

Mr. William P. Farthing Jr.

University Counsel
Teare M. Brewington, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer

Teare Brewington

CFO Treasurer


Trustee Steven L. Boyd '79

Trustee Steven L. Boyd '79

The Coca-Cola Company
Vice President – Sales (Retired)

Trustee Anita Bledsoe-Gardner, Ph.D.

Johnson C. Smith University
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Trustee Ebony Boulware, M.D.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Dean and Chief Science Officer
Trustee R. Sheila Brown, D.D.S. '77

Trustee Sheila R. Brown, D.D.S. '77

S.R.B. Dental, P.C.
Trustee Christy S. Bryant ‘75

Trustee Christy S. Bryant ‘75

Wells Fargo
Vice President - Corporate Credit, Commercial Regulatory Capital Oversight at Wells Fargo
Kieth Cockrell

Trustee Kieth Cockrell

Vice Chair
Bank of America
President of Bank of America Charlotte Head of Executive Escalations, and Sports Sponsorship
 Janice Dupré

Trustee Janice Dupré

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Executive Vice President, Human Resources
James Ely III ‘88

Trustee James Ely III ‘88

Topix Skin Health
Chief Commercial Officer
Trustee Ralph H. Groce III

Trustee Ralph Groce III

Bank of New York Mellon
Managing Director/Chief Information Officer for Issuer Services
Trustee Michael Jones

Trustee Michael Jones – Finance and audit

Positec North America
President and CEO
Trustee Michael Lamach

Trustee Michael Lamach

Trane Technologies
Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Trustee Michelle Y. Lee

Trustee Michelle Y. Lee

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Regional Banking Executive Eastern Region (Retired)
Patricia R. Morton

Trustee Patricia R. Morton

PRM Advisors, LLC
Founder and CEO

Trustees Emeriti


Mr. Thomas E. Baldwin, Chair Emeritus

Ms. Peggy Culbertson

Mrs. Mattie S. Grigsby

Dr. Argie Knox Johnson

Mr. Pettis Norman

Mr. Gregory Norwood

Dr. Douglas M. Orr Jr.

Dr. Clarence W. R. Wade, Chair Emeritus