Mission

The Board of Trustees shall have and exercise the corporate powers prescribed by law. Its primary functions shall be policy making and responsibility for sound resource management of the corporation. The Board of Trustees shall further determine the general, educational and financial policies, and shall have the power to carry out any other functions except those limited by law.

Officers

DR. RAKESH GUPTACHAIR
Fayetteville VA Medical Center
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. TIMOTHY “TIM” S. RICHARDSON, VICE CHAIR
Area Vice President, First Citizens Bank
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MRS. JENNIFER CLEVELAND ELAM, SECRETARY
The McLean Foundation
Raleigh, North Carolina

THE HONORABLE JOHN W. BROWN ’71, TREASURER
Circuit Court Judge of the First Judicial Circuit of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Chesapeake, Virginia

MR. JOHN “MAC” HEALY, IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
President, Healy Wholesale Company
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Trustees

MR. D. KEITH ALLISON
Owner, Systel, Inc.
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. HOWARD ARDEN ’70
Owner, Arden Family Properties
Armonk, New York

MR. PETER M. BROOME
Vice President, Business Development, Acushnet Company
Bristol, Rhode Island

DR. MARY LYNN BRYAN, IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Editor, The Jane Addams Papers
Former President, Cumberland Community Foundation
Family businesses:  Bryan Honda
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. A. HOWARD BULLARD, JR. 
Owner and President, Bullard Furniture
Fayetteville, North Carolina

THE HONORABLE MARGARET HIGHSMITH DICKSON
Former Member, N.C. Senate, District 19
Former Member, N.C. House of Representatives, District 44
Raleigh, North Carolina

DR. LOLETA WOOD FOSTER
Owner & Psychologist, Assessment Counseling & Consulting
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. J. DANIEL “DANNY” HIGHSMITH, SR.
Vice President, Beasley Broadcast Group
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. ROBERT HINES
President/CEO, United Way Cumberland County (Retired)
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. CHARLES B. HOLMES
Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC
New York, New York

MRS. JO BETH JOHNSON
Franklin Johnson Commercial Real Estate
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. EDWARD T. “TUNA” KEIL ’70
Educator, Chesapeake Public Schools (Retired)
Suffolk, Virginia

MR. EARL D. LEAKE ’73
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Lance, Inc. (Retired)
Charlotte, North Carolina

MR. R. WILLIFORD MCCAULEY
McCauley Law Firm
Fayetteville, North Carolina

DR. WILLIAM “DICKSON” SCHAEFER
Orthopedic Surgeon and President, Fayetteville Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. ANDREW SHUCK ’95
Cherry Hills Country Club
Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

MR. ELTON STANLEY ’75
Director, Sedgwick Claims Management Services (Retired)
Plano, Texas

MR. IRA M. STEINGOLD
Steingold and Mendelson
Suffolk, Virginia

MR. JAMES J. TOWNSEND ’80
President, InfoStrat (Information Strategies)
Washington, DC

MR. SCOTT WEATHINGTON
President, Agri-Technologies, Inc.
Roseboro, North Carolina

MR. WILLIAM “BILL” R. WEST, SR. ’69
Senior Vice President, BB&T- West Insurance Company (Retired)
Fayetteville, North Carolina

REV. GILLIAM P. WISE ’83
Senior Pastor, Salem United Methodist Church
Fayetteville, North Carolina

DR. HARVEY T. WRIGHT II ’70,
Financial Advisor and Vice President, Merrill Lynch (Retired)
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. JOHN “JAY” W. WYATT III
President, Valley Auto World
Fayetteville, North Carolina

 

Trustees Emeriti

DR. RICHARD “BOB” R. ALLEN, SR.
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MRS. BETTY UPCHURCH HASTY
Laurinburg, North Carolina

MRS. DOROTHY B. HUBBARD
Sanford, North Carolina

MRS. JANE HOOK JOHNSON
Durham, North Carolina

MR. O. RAY MANNING, JR. ’73
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. RON B. MATTHEWS
Fayetteville, North Carolina

DR. H. W. “MARK” MILLER IV
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

MR. VANCE NEAL
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MR. DON PRICE
Fayetteville, North Carolina

MS. TERRI S. UNION
Dedham, Massachusetts

DR. RAMON L. YARBOROUGH
Fayetteville, North Carolina

President Emeritus

DR. M. ELTON HENDRICKS (1983-2010)
Dr. M. Elton Hendricks became the third president of Methodist University (then Methodist College) in 1983. He retired 27 years later.
Fayetteville, North Carolina

President

DR. STANLEY T. WEARDEN
Dr. Stanley T. Wearden became the fifth president of Methodist University in 2019.

Bishop

REV. LEONARD E. FAIRLEY
North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
Raleigh, North Carolina