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Board of Trustees



The Board of Trustees of Paine College shall be responsible for the overall governance of the College and shall elect the President for a term of office to be determined by the Board. The Board shall also approve annually, upon recommendation of the President, all instructional, administrative and other members of the College. The Board of Trustees exercises ultimate institutional authority as set forth in its by-laws.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Attorney Barbara E. Bouknight
Chair, Board of Trustees
Flint, MI
Attorney Michael L. Thurmond
Chair-elect, Board of Trustees
Stone Mountain, GA
Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones (Ex-Officio)
President, Paine College
Augusta, GA
Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield
General Secretary, Department of Christian Education | Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Memphis, TN
Rev. Michael McCord
Executive Director | Georgia United Methodist Commission Higher Education & Campus Ministry
Carrolton, GA
Rev. Terry Fleming
Superintendent | North Georgia UMC Conference
Augusta, GA
Dr. Barbara Burns Hall
College Park, GA
Mr. J.R. Henderson
Atlanta, GA
Attorney Sharyn Doanes-Bergin
Tyrone, GA
Bishop C. James King, Jr.
Presiding Bishop | Eleventh Episcopal District
Louisville, KY
Bishop Kenneth W. Carter
Presiding Bishop, Sixth Episcopal District | Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Atlanta, GA
Dr. Tyrone Davis
General Secretary General Board of Personnel Services | Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Memphis, TN
Rev. James Cason, Senior Pastor
Statesboro, GA
Dr. Lenalda R. Corley
Principal, Crenshaw High School
Carson, CA
Ms. Annie W. Rogers
Statesboro, GA
Mr. Fred Thompson
Washington, DC
Dr. Charles Larke
Retired Superintendent, Richmond County Public Schools
Augusta, GA
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson
Resident Bishop | North Georgia Conference United Methodist Church
Atlanta, GA
Bishop R. Lawson Bryan
Resident Bishop, South Georgia Conference | United Methodist Church
Macon, GA
Rev. Jerry D. Woodfork, Sr.
Presiding Elder, Sixth Episcopal District | Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Atlanta, GA
Rev. John Thompson
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church
Columbia, SC
Ms. Eileen Littlejohn
Lanham, MD
Ms. Sarah A. Avera
Student Representative
Augusta, GA
Dr. William Lawless
Faculty Representative
Augusta, GA
Attorney Robert L. Bell
Trustees Emeritus
Washington, DC
Bishop Marshall Gilmore
Trustees Emeritus
Concord, NC
Dr. Ora McConner Jones
Trustees Emerita
Chicago, IL
Ms. Jessye Norman
Distinguished Trustee
Crugers, NY


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