Board of Trustees

Southwestern University’s Board of Trustees has the responsibility for the system of governance, academic life, student life, and the fiscal affairs of the University. They act as the policy making body of the University and, through their own actions, regulate to make its policies effective.


President’s Council Member
Southwestern University recognizes individuals who have given $1,000 or more in the fiscal year 2018-2019, and includes our Tower Society members who represent our most committed young alumni donors. Each President’s Council member is vital to the success of Southwestern and enriches the Southwestern Experience for students.

1840 Society Member
1840 Society members support Southwestern University through deferred gifts. These gifts, although they are planned now, will be available to benefit the University in future years. Southwestern University is grateful to 1840 Society members who are preparing for the University’s future today.

Brown Society Member
Formed at the end of the historic Brown Challenge (1976-1996), the Brown Society was created to honor the loyal donor, and the Brown Family, who led the vision of sustaining annual gifts from alumni and friends, and recognizes consecutive year giving at every level.

L. James Bankston ’70
Suzanne Blake P’14
Daniel Buffington ’17
Edward B. Burger
Pam Slaughter Bush ’76
Christopher E. Cragg ’83 P’11 P’14
Larry J. Haynes ’72
Laura Hinson ’83
Brian Thomas Jackson ’95
Jean T. Janssen ’84
Henry C. Joyner
Sylvia J. Kerrigan ’86
Dale T. Knobel
Frank P. Krasovec
Taylor Kipling Lewis ’18
R. Griffin Lord P’97 P’01
Michael McKee
Kevin G. McMahon
Amanda M. McMillian ’95
Mary E. Medley ’74 P’11
Laura Merrill ’84
Lynn Parr Mock ’83
O. Haynes Morris, Jr. P’16
Scott M. Neal ’84
Charles D. Olson ’78 P’08
Steven A. Raben ’63
Ricky A. Raven P’20
Jeffrey L. Roper
Peter A. Sessions ’78 P’12
Thomas V. Shockley III P’92 P’93
Kenneth Snodgrass P’07
H. Blake Stanford ’81
Daniel Stultz ’72 P’98
Stephen G. Tipps
K. Elizabeth Yeager P’17
Miguel J. Zorrilla ’92