Board of Trustees

Officers of the Board 

Elizabeth D. Holder ’82, Chairperson
Portia O. Morrison ’66, Vice Chairperson
Lea Ann Grimes Hudson ’76, Secretary
Leocadia I. Zak, President of the College, ex officio

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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.


Frank S. Blake
The Home Depot
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
Agnes Scott College
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 Kunshan University in Kunshan, China, from 2012 to 2015. A 1966 graduate of Agnes Scott, she holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese history from Stanford University.


Adrian J. Cronje
Atlanta, Ga.
Adrian J. Cronje is chief executive officer, chief investment officer, chair of the Investment Strategy Team and a member of the Management Committee and a founding partner at Balentine, a wealth-management investment firm. He holds a Ph.D. in macroeconomics and econometrics and a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. 


Duriya Farooqui
Atlanta Committee for Progress
Atlanta, Ga.

Duriya Farooqui is executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress, a partnership between the top business leaders and the City of Atlanta, to address the city's most critical issues. A graduate of Hampshire College, she holds a Master of Public Administration in international development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Ann Glendinning

Ann Glendinning
Cobb County School District
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 and entrepreneur, 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 and in commercial real estate management. Previously she was CEO of Merryvale Assisted Living.

Douglas A. Hicks
Oxford College of Emory University
Oxford, Ga.
Douglas A. Hicks is Dean of Oxford College of Emory University and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Religion, serving as chief administrative and academic officer. A graduate of Davidson College and ordained Presbyterian minister, he holds a Ph.D. and M.A in religion from Harvard University and an M.Div. from Duke University. 
Elizabeth Daniel Holder Elizabeth Daniel Holder, Chairperson
Atlanta, Ga.
Elizabeth "Beth" 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.

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.  


Giselle F. Martin
Emory University
Atlanta, Ga.
Giselle F. Martin is associate dean of admission at Emory University responsible for global initiatives and key scholarship opportunities. A 1998 graduate of Agnes Scott with a B.A. in international relations, she holds an M.S. in history and sociology of science and technology from Georgia Institute of Technology. 


Quinton R. Martin
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, Ga.
Quinton R. Martin is executive assistant and vice president of community marketing for the Office of the President, Coca-Cola North America. Mr. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in applied engineering from the United States Military Academy and an M.B.A. from Emory's Goizueta Business School.

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.jpg 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
Tiburon, Ca.
Jessica H. Owens, an entrepreneur in biotechnology, is a co-founder and vice president of product marketing for GRAIL. Founding CEO of Acumen, she was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Versant Ventures. She has worked previously 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.  

Deborah Butler

Deborah Harris Painter
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Norfolk, Va.
Deborah Harris Painter retired as the executive vice president planning and chief information officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation. Ms. Painter 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.

scott_kathy.jpg Kathryn M. Scott
Cork, Ireland
Kathryn M. Scott is a senior consultant at FocusKPI, where her work focuses on business-to-business digital marketing in roles that bridge business and analytics. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Agnes Scott in 1985 and also studied at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.

Charles S. Shapiro
World Affairs Council of Atlanta
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 Shiroishi

Elizabeth A. Shiroishi
John's Creek, Ga.
Elizabeth "Beth" A. Shiroishi is the former vice president, Global Corporate Social Responsibility in Strategy and Insights at AT&T and the former president of AT&T Georgia. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1997 with a B.A. in classical languages and literatures.

Simmons Elizabeth McGregor Simmons
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
Summerville, S.C.
Elizabeth "Lib" McGregor Simmons is pastor emerita of Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Prior to being called to Davidson College, she served churches in San Antonio, St. Louis and Jacksonville. In each of these communities she was active in 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
Naples, N.Y. and Tampa, Fl
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.

Joanne D. Smith
Delta Air Lines
Atlanta, Ga.
Joanne D. Smith is executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Delta Air Lines, responsible for preserving the airline's unique culture of positive engagement with its more than 80,000 employees. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University.


John Swallow
Carthage College
Kenosha, Wis.

John Swallow is president of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. 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 serving as executive vice president and provost of the University of the South, Dr. Swallow was Kimbrough Professor of Mathematics and Humanities at Davidson College.

Pamela Tipton Pamela A. Tipton
Emory University
Atlanta, Ga.
Pamela A. Tipton is the director of executive programs at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Previously she served as executive director of consulting at Pathbuilders and in a number of leadership roles for BellSouth/AT&T Corporation. A 1986 graduate of Agnes Scott College with a B.A. in economics, she is a Beta Gamma Sigma M.B.A. graduate of the Goizueta Business School.
ware-small.jpg Tawana L. Ware
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Indianapolis, Ind.
Tawana L. Ware, a pediatric dentist, is an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. A 1996 graduate of Agnes Scott, she received her D.D.S. in 2002 from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. She earned a certificate in pediatric dentistry in 2004 and a master's degree in dentistry in 2008 from Indiana University.

Trustees Emeritae and Emeriti

Joanna M. Adams
Atlanta, Georgia

Dorothy H. Addison '43
Atlanta, Georgia

Ann S. Alperin '58
Atlanta, Georgia

Pamela J. Bevier '61
New York, New York

J. Wallace Daniel III
Atlanta, Georgia

JoAnn S. Delafield '58
New York, New York

J. Walter Drake
Decatur, Georgia

Joyce K. Essien
Atlanta, Georgia

Katherine A. Geffcken '49
Atlanta, Georgia

Joseph R. Gladden Jr.
Afton, Virginia

J. William Goodhew III
Atlanta, Georgia

Nancy T. Hill '56
Richmond, Virginia

Sandra Thome Johnson '82
Sandy Springs, Georgia

Rebecca B. Jones '63
Wilmington, North Carolina

Harriet M. King '64
Decatur, Georgia

Nancy M. Kuykendall '61
Davidson, North Carolina

Christopher M. Little
McDowell, Virginia

Clair M. Muller '67
Atlanta, Georgia

Suzella Newsome '57
Atlanta, Georgia

M. Lamar Oglesby
Atlanta, Georgia

Douglas W. Oldenburg
Davidson, North Carolina

Mildred L. Petty '61
Atlanta, Georgia

Susan M. Phillips '67
Niceville, Florida

Louise H. Reaves '54
Decatur, Georgia

B. Franklin Skinner
Atlanta, Georgia

John E. Smith II
Naples, Florida

O. Benjamin Sparks
Richmond, Virginia

W.G. Tittle Jr.
Nashville, Georgia

Jean H. Toal '65
Columbia, South Carolina

Sara E. Vagliano '63
New York, New York

David L. Warren
Washington, District of Columbia

John H. Weitnauer
Atlanta, Georgia

Dan C. West
Atlanta, Georgia

Robert C. Williams
Topsham, Maine