The Board of Visitors includes 36 graduates and friends of the Divinity School from across the nation who meet twice annually to provide counsel and support for programs and initiatives. The chair for 2009-10 is Robert Scott, a retired attorney and United Methodist layman from San Antonio, Texas. Terri Dean, a recently retired senior vice president with Verizon and a Baptist laywoman from Philadelphia, Penn., is vice chair.
These eight new members were appointed in July by President Richard Brodhead:
Paul S. Amos II T’98 of Columbus, Ga., is president and chief operating officer of Aflac. He serves on boards of directors for Aflac, the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory, the Georgia Research Alliance, the Turner School of Business at Columbus State, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He and his wife, Courtney Goodwin Amos T’99, are involved with CrossPointe Church in Fortson, and they are the parents of three young sons.
Becky N. Briggs of Bethlehem, Penn., is a mother and a musician. She and her husband, Mac, chairman of Andesa Strategies Inc., are members of First Presbyterian Church. They work nationally with the Young Life program, and with an Anglican mission project in Swaziland. They are the parents of five children, one of whom is a Duke graduate, and they have four grandchildren.
Kenneth H. Carter Jr. D’83 of Charlotte, N.C., is the senior pastor at Providence United Methodist Church. Carter is currently vice president of the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and a member of the Committee on Faith & Order. He is also a director with the Methodist University of Liberia. He and his wife, Pamela Barrow Carter D’83, are the parents of one daughter.
Charles A. “Chuck” Grice of Nashville, Tenn., practices law as a partner at the law firm of Stites & Harbison PLLC. He is a deacon, chair of the Adult Education Committee, and a Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville. His wife, Noel, a senior executive with HCA , is the mother of two grown children.
Daniel C. Hankey T’75 of Marietta, Ga., is the senior systems integration analyst for Lockheed Martin Corporation. A long-time Presbyterian, he is a frequent volunteer at Must Ministries in service to the homeless. He has received numerous awards for outstanding management. He is married to Jordan “Pat” Hankey. He has a stepson and a new granddaughter.
S. Thomas Kincaid III D’09 of Dallas, Texas, is a deacon in the Episcopalian Diocese of Dallas serving at the Church of the Incarnation. He is a contributor to the Covenant Communion website and serves on the national young alumni board at Southern Methodist University where he was a trustee and student body president. He is one of the three recent graduate members of the board.
Laura B. Nichol of Houston, Texas, is a leadership advisor with Rio Advisors LP where she works with CEOs and their teams on building high performance cultures. Prior to founding the company, she served as senior vice president of human resources at American General Corporation and Chase Bank of Texas. She and her husband, Roy, a managing director with Greycourt, a national investment advisory firm, are active with St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Lisa Yebuah D’04 of Raleigh, N.C., is associate pastor of Edenton Street United Methodist Church. A past delegate to the General Conference and a member of the National Youth Ministries Organization, she serves as a board member with the Methodist Home for Children Inc. and is a friend of Hearts with Haiti and Family Health Ministries.