Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Officers of the Board 

Clyde C. Tuggle, Chairperson
Portia O. Morrison ’66, Vice Chairperson
Lea Ann Grimes Hudson ’76, Secretary
Elizabeth Kiss, President of the College, ex officio


Stacey Abrams Stacey Y. Abrams
Georgia House of Representatives
Atlanta, Ga.

Stacey Y. Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District and a partner in several entrepreneurial ventures. She earned a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies from Spelman College.  A graduate of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin with an M.P.Aff. in public policy, she received her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Alston Ronald E. Alston
SunTrust Bank
Atlanta, Ga.

Ronald E. Alston is senior vice president at SunTrust Bank in the Not-for-Profit & Government Banking Group, where he manages relationships with not-for-profit organizations throughout the state of Georgia. A graduate of Northeastern University, he earned his Master of Business Administration in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
 Mary Gay Bankston

Mary Gay Bankston
Studio City, Calif.
Mary Gay Bankston is a management consultant and executive coach in Los Angeles. She began a consulting practice after twenty years of management experience in Fortune 200 service companies. A 1974 graduate of Agnes Scott College, she majored in economics.


Frank Blake
Atlanta, Ga.
Francis S. “Frank” Blake retired as chairman of The Home Depot in January 2015, having served as Chairman and CEO of the world’s largest home improvement retail business since 2007. Prior to joining The Home Depot in 2002, he held positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and General Electric. A graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Blake earned a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Mary Brown Bullock

Mary Brown Bullock
Decatur, Ga.
Mary Brown Bullock is an educator and scholar of U.S.-China relations and president emerita of Agnes Scott College. She served as the inaugural executive vice chancellor of Duke Kushan University in Kushan, China, from 2012 to 2015.

Butler Deborah Harris Butler
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Norfolk, Va.
Deborah Harris Butler recently retired as the executive ​vice ​president​ ​​planning and chief ​​information ​officer​ at Norfolk Southern Corporation​.  ​Ms. Butler received her B.A. in English from Agnes Scott College in 1975 and completed management and executive education programs at Northwestern University, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Harvard Business School.
Wesley French Wesley A. French
Peachtree Investment Advisors
Atlanta, Ga.
Wesley A. French is a founding partner of Peachtree Investment Advisors, where his responsibilities include the development and servicing of client relationships. Mr. French earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College.
Ann Glendinning Ann Glendinning
Acworth, Ga.
Ann Glendinning retired from the Cobb County School District as assistant superintendent for special student services. She graduated in 1968 from Agnes Scott College, where she majored in psychology. She received her M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University.
Gail Savage Glover Gail Savage Glover
Glover & Associates, Inc.
Atlanta, Ga.
Gail Savage Glover is president and owner of Glover & Associates, Inc., a financial consulting firm to businesses on valuations, mergers and acquisitions. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Agnes Scott in 1966 and her Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of North Carolina.
Guthrie Sarah Walker Guthrie
J.T. Walker Industries
Clearwater, Fla.
Sarah Walker Guthrie is the director of JT Walker Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of products for the building industry​.  Ms. Guthrie received her bachelor's degree in history from Agnes Scott College in 1969 and later her master's degree also in history from Emory University.  ​She also has completed executive education programs at  Harvard Business School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford​ University.​

Mary Lou Hawkes Mary Lou Cornwall Hawkes
Jupiter, Fla., and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
Mary Lou Cornwall Hawkes is a community volunteer and former math teacher. She received her B.A. in mathematics from Agnes Scott College in 1965. Ms. Hawkes is an active volunteer with the Peabody Essex Museum.

Loucy Tittle Hay
Oxford, Ga.

Loucy Tittle Hay is an active community volunteer, who earned her B.A. in economics from Agnes Scott College in 1987. Founding chairperson for the Newton County Foundation for Academic Excellence, she has worked since 2007 with the Newton County Board of Education to create and sustain Newton County Theme School. Previously she was CEO of Merryvale Assisted Living.


​Susan Stevens Hitchcock
Turknett Leadership Group
Atlanta, Ga.
Susan Stevens Hitchcock is an Advisory Board member for Turknett Leadership Group​, where for more than 20 years she served as vice president of client services and executive director of women’s initiative​s.​ Ms. Hitchcock received her B.A. in psychology from Agnes Scott College in 1967 and later completed the  Executive Development Program at Boston University’s Leadership Institute​.  Prior to joining TLG, she held a variety of leadership positions with BellSouth Corporation (now AT&T).​

Elizabeth Daniel Holder Elizabeth Daniel Holder
Atlanta, Ga.
Elizabeth Daniel Holder is an active community volunteer in Atlanta. Ms. Holder received her B.A. in economics from Agnes Scott College in 1982. She has served as a member of the boards of the Atlanta Ballet, Camp Merrie-Woode Foundation, the Georgia Center for Children and the North Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes.
Elizabeth Rhett Jones Elizabeth Rhett Jones
Atlanta, Ga.
Elizabeth Rhett Jones has served as an in-house pro bono attorney with Legal Services of Northwest Jersey and New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center, as an associate with Strasser law firm and as a teacher, tutor and reading specialist for learning-disabled children. A 1973 graduate of Agnes Scott College, she majored in sociology. She earned her M.A. in psychoeducational disabilities and reading from New York University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Melody Justice Melody C. Justice
Sarasota, Fla.
Melody C. Justice retired as executive vice president, Coca-Cola North America. She is a graduate of Emory University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and psychology. A chartered financial analyst, she has a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Miami.
Phyllis Kozarsky Phyllis E. Kozarsky
Emory Univ. School of Medicine
Emory TravelWell Clinic
Atlanta, Ga.
Phyllis E. Kozarsky is professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Emory University School of Medicine. She also serves as the medical co-director of the International Traveler’s Health and Geographic Medicine Section, Emory's TravelWell Clinic. Dr. Kozarsky graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and received an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dennis Lockhart Dennis P. Lockhart
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta, Ga.
Dennis P. Lockhart is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He earned his B.A. in political science and economics from Stanford University and his M.A. in international economics and American foreign policy from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Margaret McCray-Finke
Denver, Colo.

Margaret McCray-Finke is an active community volunteer serving organizations such as the Young Presidents' Organization and Graland Country Day School in Denver, Colo. She earned her B.A. in 1989 from Agnes Scott College in international relations.  Ms. McCray-Finke had a decade-long career in symphony orchestra management.

Portia Owen Morrison Portia Owen Morrison, Vice Chairperson
DLA Piper
Chicago, Ill.
Portia Owen Morrison retired as senior counsel at DLA Piper where she practiced commercial real estate development and finance law. A 1966 graduate of Agnes Scott College, she received an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago.
Noe Elizabeth Hardy Noe
Paul Hastings
Atlanta, Ga.
Elizabeth Hardy Noe is a partner and chair of the Global Corporate Department of the international law firm Paul Hastings.​  Ms. Noe received her B.A. in English and political science from Agnes Scott College in 1986 and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989.

Jessica H. Owens
San Francisco, Calif.
Jessica H. Owens is an entreprenuer in biotechnology and diagnostics. She has worked previously in Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Genomic Health and was a partner in the Life Sciences Practice at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. A 1998 graduate of Agnes Scott, she earned her M.S. from Stanford University School of Medicine and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.  

Susan M. Phillips Susan M. Phillips
Arlington, Va.
Susan M. Phillips retired as dean and professor of finance at The George Washington University School of Business. A former Governor of the Federal Reserve System and chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, she received her B.A. in 1967 from Agnes Scott College and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.
Jake B. Schrum Jake B. Schrum
Emory & Henry College
Emory, Virginia
Jake B. Schrum, widely recognized as a leader in higher education, is president of Emory & Henry College.  Previously he served as president of Southwestern University for 13 years and as president of Texas Wesleyan University for nine years. President Schrum received his B.A. in psychology from Southwestern and his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School.

Charles S. Shapiro
Atlanta, Ga.
Charles S. Shapiro is president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. Previously he held numerous senior positions with the U.S. Department of State, including Ambassador to Venezuela and principal deputy assistant secretary for the western hemisphere. Mr. Shapiro earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and M.Ed. from Georgia State University.

Elizabeth McGregor Simmons Elizabeth McGregor Simmons
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
Davidson, N.C.
Elizabeth McGregor Simmons is pastor of Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Previously serving churches in San Antonio, St. Louis and Jacksonville, she has been active in community organizations seeking to improve the lives of women. A sociology major, she received her Bachelor of Arts from Agnes Scott in 1974 and her M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary.
 Bernie Todd Smith Bernie Todd Smith
Rochester, N.Y.
Bernie Todd Smith is an educational ethics consultant and a former health information consultant. After attending Agnes Scott for three years, she received her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from North Carolina State University. She received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

John Swallow
The University of the South
Sewanee, Tenn.

John Swallow is provost, chief operating and budget officer of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He received his B.A. in English literature and mathematics from The University of the South in 1989 and his M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University. Before returning to his alma mater in 2011, Dr. Swallow was Kimbrough Professor of Mathematics and Humanities at Davidson College.

Bernard Taylor, Sr. Bernard Taylor, Sr.
Alston Bird LLP
Atlanta, Ga.
Bernard Taylor is a partner with Alston Bird and chair of the firm’s Products Liability Group, concentrating his practice on commercial litigation, products liability and toxic tort lawsuits. He received his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and his B.A. from Wayne State University.
Clyde C. Tuggle Clyde C. Tuggle, Chairperson
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, Ga.
Clyde C. Tuggle is senior vice president, chief public affairs and communications officer at The Coca-Cola Company. He earned his bachelor’s degree in German studies and economics from Hamilton College and his M.Div. from Yale University.
Tawana Ware Tawana Lee Ware
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Indianapolis, Ind.
Tawana Lee Ware, a pediatric dentist, is the director of the Pre-doctoral Pediatric Dental Clinic and assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. A 1996 graduate of Agnes Scott, she received her D.D.S. from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. She later earned a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and her M.S.D. from Indiana University.
David D. Weitnauer David D. Weitnauer
R. Howard Dobbs Jr. Foundation
Atlanta, Ga.
David D. Weitnauer is president of The R. Howard Dobbs, Jr., Foundation. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he has served as a pastoral counselor for the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care and on the pastoral staff of churches in Georgia and Alabama. A graduate of Davidson College, Dr. Weitnauer received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology in pastoral counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary.

Trustees Emeritae and Emeriti

Dorothy H. Addison ’43
Atlanta, Ga.

Pamela J. Bevier ’61
New York, N.Y.

Ann S. Alperin ’58
Atlanta, Ga.

Evelyn B. Christman ’40
New Orleans, La.

J. Wallace Daniel III
Atlanta, Ga.

JoAnn S. Delafield ’58
New York, N.Y.

Katherine A. Geffcken ’49
Atlanta, Ga.

Joseph R. Gladden Jr.
​Afton, Va.​

J. William Goodhew III
Atlanta, Ga.

Nancy T. Hill ’56
Richmond, Va.

Sandra Thome Johnson '82
Atlanta, Ga.

Rebecca B. Jones '63
Wilmington, N.C.

Harriet M. King '64
Decatur, Ga.

Nancy M. Kuykendall ’61
Davidson, N.C.

Christopher M. Little
McDowell, Va.

Suzella B. Newsome ’57
Atlanta, Ga.

M. Lamar Oglesby
Atlanta, Ga.

Douglas W. Oldenburg
Davidson, N.C.

Mildred L. Petty ’61
Atlanta, Ga.

Louise H. Reaves ’54
Decatur, Ga.

B. Franklin Skinner
Atlanta, Ga.

John E. Smith II
Smyrna, Ga.

O. Benjamin Sparks
Richmond, Va.

W.G. Tittle Jr.
Nashville, Ga.

Sara E. Vagliano '63
New York, N.Y.

John H. Weitnauer
Atlanta, Ga.

Dan C. West
Atlanta, Ga.

Robert C. Williams
Topsham, Maine