The College is governed by the Board of Trustees which shall have a membership not to exceed thirty-six (36) persons of which one shall be the President of the National Alumnae Association of the College, one shall be the President of the Student Government Association of the College, one shall be the Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church or designee; one shall be a member of the full-time faculty of the College; one shall be the President of the College, one shall be the Executive Director of the Women’s Division of the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. The Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church or designee, President of the National Alumnae Association and the Executive Director of the Women’s Division of the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church shall serve as Ex-Officio members with vote. The member of the full time faculty of the college and the President of the Student Government Association shall serve as Ex-officio members without vote.
As the governing body of the College, the Board of Trustees is charged with policy making for the College.
Trustees serve without compensation and meet at least quarterly. The officers of the College shall be the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and the President. The President has the responsibility for the day-to-day management of the College.
The Honorable Gladys Ashe Robinson, Ph.D., Chair
Deputy Minority Leader of the North Carolina Senate
Dr. Prenard R. Mickens, Vice Chair
Owner of Prenard Mickens Endodontics
Kimberly Jessup Ripberger, CPA, Treasurer
Partner at Bernard Robinson & Company, L.L.P
Susie Johnson, Secretary
Suzanne E. Walsh, J.D.
President, Bennett College
Members of the Board of Trustees
Dr. Santiba Campbell
Faculty Senate President, Bennett College
Charles E. Coote, Jr.
President, Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
SGA President, Bennett College
Student Government Association
Rev. Dr. Donnell FitzJefferies
Representative of the United Methodist Church and Pastor of St. Matthews United Methodist Church
VirtusaPolaris Consultants – Director, SAP
Consulting and Solutions
Dr. Charlene Green
Andrea L. Harris
Senior Fellow, Self-Help
Entrepreneur and philanthropist
Dr. Mark Milliron
Senior Vice President & Executive Dean of the Teachers College, Western Governors University
Natalie Renee Parker
National Alumnae Association
Representative of the United Methodist Women