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. 

Mrs. Pat Lile - Chairwoman
Retired CEO, Arkansas Community Foundation

Dr. Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury - Vice Chairwoman
CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Arthur Montgomery, '68
Retired Executive

Dr. Jesse M. Trice, '72
Browning Therapy Group

Dr. Etta F. Carter, '63
Retired Educator

Dr. Frances Harris, '76 - Secretary
Cardiology and Medicine Clinic

Mr. Jason Earley
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton

Mr. Jake Nabholz
Nabholz Construction

Mr. Don Riggin
CEO, Riggin and Associates

Mr. Jim Kincannon, Treasurer
AHBI Consolidated, Inc.

Mr. Robert Blue, '68
Retired Business Executive

Dr. Terry Esper, '96
University of Arkansas, Sam Walton College of Business

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

Mr. Harvey P. Wiley, Sr., '67
Retired CFO/Business Owner

Dr. J. Clif Christopher
President/Founder, Horizons Stewardship Co.


Mr. Ronald W. Newsome, '71
RWN & Associates, LLC.

Ms. Lisa A. Menzies
Johnson Controls, Inc. National Energy

Bishop Gary Mueller
Arkansas Area Bishop, United Methodist Church

Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Black College Fund

Mr. Herman Davis, '73
PSC National Alumni Association

Rev. Mark Norman, '94
Arkansas Conference, United Methodist Church

Ex Officio

Dr. Roderick L. Smothers, Sr.
President/CEO, Philander Smith College

Ms. Michelle Green, ‘17
President, Student Government Association (2016-2017)

Dr. Frank James, '61
Faculty Representative
Department of Mathematics

Mr. David J. Lewis
Office of the President


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

MG (Ret) Harold Gwatney