Belmont University’s Board of Trustees has announced that eight new trustees will join the university’s board in January 2007. This announcement brings the total number of board members to 40. This is the first class of trustees elected to office under Belmont’s plan to broaden representation on its board to include persons who are members of a diversity of Christian churches. Many of these individuals have been long time, active supporters of the university.
The new board members and their professional and congregational affiliations include:
T.B. Boyd, President & CEO, R.H. Boyd Publishing Corp., Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
Steve Horrell, President, Horrell Properties, Westminster Presbyterian Church
Robert M. “Milton” Johnson, Executive Vice President & CFO, Hospital Corporation of America, Woodmont Christian Church
Barbara Massey Rogers, Private Investor, First Presbyterian Church
Clayton McWhorter, Chairman, Clayton Associates, Woodmont Christian Church
Joe Scarlett, Chairman, Tractor Supply Co., Hillsboro Presbyterian Church
Terry Turner, President & CEO, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Brentwood Baptist Church
CeCe Winans, Grammy Award-Winning Christian Recording Artist, PureSprings Gospel, Born Again Church
“We are honored to welcome these influential and highly respected members of the Nashville community to Belmont’s Board of Trustees,” Belmont University President Dr. Robert Fisher said. “We are grateful that these Christian leaders have chosen to devote their time and energy to Belmont University.”
The new Board of Trustees joins Belmont in the midst of remarkable university growth and achievement. Enrollment has increased more than 50 percent since 2000 bringing it to almost 4,500 students. Continued steady growth is expected for the 2007-08 academic year with applications for fall admission up 19 percent. And, Belmont rose five spots to 10th in the South in the “Best Universities – Masters” category in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of America’s best colleges and universities. Since 2003, Belmont has risen 11 spots in the annual U.S. News ranking when the university ranked 21st; at No.10, this is Belmont’s most impressive showing yet in the annual publication. In addition to these achievements, Belmont’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business was named one of the 282 best business schools in the world by The Princeton Review in 2006.