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Board of Trustees

The College's Administration works with the Board of Trustees to shape policy and direction for the institution. The leadership and service provided by these distinguished and committed men and women of the Board of Trustees are greatly valued. Trustees who earn Emeritus status are recognized and honored for their past extraordinary service. 

Dr. Terry Esper, ’96, Board Chair
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Maurice D. Gipson, Board Vice Chair
University of Missouri – Office of Institutional Equity
Columbia, Missouri

Dr. Patti Freemyer Martin, Board Secretary
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mr. Jim Kincannon, Board Treasurer
AHBI Consolidated, Inc.
North Little Rock, Arkansas

Mr. Robert “Bob” Bailey
Bailey Construction Company
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mr. Robert Blue, ’68
Retired, Exxon Mobil
Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr. Etta F. Carter, ’63
Retired, New York City Public Schools
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mrs. Karyn Bradford Coleman, ’14
ASDC Midwest Regional Director
Democratic National Convention
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mr. Roderick L. Dunn, ’03
PSC National Alumni Association
Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr. Terrance D. Grant-Malone
St. John Missionary Baptist Church
Houston, Texas

Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson
General Board of Higher Education
The Black College Fund
Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Tionna Jenkins, ’01
Plate It Healthy & O’nita Lee Foods, LLC
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mrs. Lisa A. Menzies-Earvin
Retired, Johnson Controls, Inc. National Energy
Atlanta, Georgia

Bishop Gary Mueller
Arkansas Conference – United Methodist
Church
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mr. Jake Nabholz
Nabholz Construction
Conway, Arkansas

Reverend Mark Norman, ’94
First United Methodist Church Benton
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Rev. Dr. Ulysses C. Washington
Arkansas Conference – United Methodist
Church
Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr. Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury 
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Little Rock, Arkansas

Ex-Officio


Dr. Roderick L. Smothers, Sr.
President and CEO, Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr. Learmond Chapman
Faculty Representative, Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mr. Joshua Goffney
Student Representative, Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Arkansas

Mr. David Lewis
Staff Liaison to the Board, Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Arkansas

Trustees Emerti


Dr. Charles W. Donaldson, '69
Rev. Larry W. Ross, '69
Ms. Lottie Shackelford, '79
Mr. Charles O. Stewart
Mr. Sherman Tate, '70