Board of Trustees


Centre College is controlled by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, divided into six annual classes of not more than six persons.

The Board of Trustees

The presiding officer of the Board of Trustees is the chair of the Board, elected annually. The president of the College is the executive officer of the Board and the chief executive officer of the College.

Officers of the Board of Trustees

Randal B. Kell: Chair of the Board
Mark E. Nunnelly: Vice Chair of the Board
James D. Rouse: Secretary of the Board
John A. Roush: President of the College
Yvonne York Morley: Assistant Secretary of the Board


Class of 2015

Thomas R. Baeker
Danville, Kentucky


Crit Luallen
Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Frankfort, Kentucky


John H. Newman
Senior Partner, Retired, Sidley Austin LLP
New York, New York


James C. Seabury, III
CEO, Enterprise Electric
Nashville, Tennessee


James A. Smith
Innovation Consultant
Saint Charles, Illinois


Class of 2016

Greg W. Caudill
President and CEO, Farmers National Bank
Danville, Kentucky


Paul W. Chellgren
Operating Partner, Snow Phipps Group, LLC
Villa Hills, Kentucky


Barb Emler
Pediatric Dentist
Lexington, Kentucky


Jeffrey L. Mackin
President, Interlock Industries, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky


Eddy Roberts Jr.
State President, Retired, Bell South
Louisville, Kentucky


James D. Rouse
Partner, Rouse & Rouse
Versailles, Kentucky

Class of 2017

John R. Barton
Lexington, Kentucky


Rutheford B. Campbell
Professor of Law, University Of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky


Vicki A. Darnell
President/CEO Ephraim McDowell Health
Danville, Kentucky


Mark E. Nunnelly
Commissioner of Revenue, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Senior Advisor, Bain Capital
Boston, Massachusetts


Peggy Purdom Patterson
U.S. Magistrate Judge, Retired, U.S. District Court
Eastern District Of Kentucky
Bloomfield, Kentucky


George W. Privett, Jr.
Lexington, Kentucky

Class of 2018

Anita M. Britton
Attorney, Britton, Osborne, Johnson, PLLC
Versailles, Kentucky


Sheila A. Burks
Corporate Counsel, OFS Fitel, LLC
Norcross, Georgia


Joanne K. Duncan
President, Inez Deposit Bank
Inez, Kentucky


Angie M. Evans
Manager, Corporate Responsibility, LG&E and KU Energy, LLC
Louisville, Kentucky


Kenneth J. Mardick
President, M3 Resources USA
Birmingham, Alabama


Lee Tatum
Vice President, Brown-Forman
Louisville, Kentucky

Class of 2019

William S. Bowmer III
Managing Director, Barclays
Palo Alto, California


Robert L. Elliott
Partner, Elliott, Houlihan, & Skidmore, LLP
Lexington, Kentucky


G. Watts Humphrey Jr.
President, GWH Holdings, Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Tao Le
Louisville, Kentucky


Brian Mefford
CEO / Founder, Connected Nation Exchange
Bowling Green, Kentucky


James L. Rogers III
CEO, Packers of Indian River Inc.
Fort Pierce, Florida

Class of 2020

Jess Correll
President and Chairman, First Southern Bancorp
Stanford, Kentucky


Lea Stromire Johnson
Attorney, Moore and VanAllen
Charlotte, North Carolina


Randal B. Kell
President and CEO,The Mark Winkler Company
Annapolis, Maryland


Daryll W. Martin
President, Percipient Resources
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Thomas H. Meeker
President and CEO, Retired, Churchill Downs Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky


Kevin D. Taylor
Madison, Wisconsin

Life Trustees

J. David Grissom

Chairman, Mayfair Capital
Louisville, Kentucky


Pierce Lively
Judge, Retired, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals
Danville, Kentucky


Nelson D. Rodes Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Retired, Farmers National Bank of Danville
Danville, Kentucky

Trustees Emeriti

S. Gordon Dabney
Louisville, Kentucky


Richard L. Frymire
Madisonville, Kentucky


Mary H. Griffith
Vine Grove, Kentucky


Elizabeth T. Kennan
Danville, Kentucky


John W. Landrum
Harrodsburg, Kentucky


Charles J. Luellen
Austin, Texas


Joseph H. Patterson
Charlotte, North Carolina


Lillian H. Press
Lexington, Kentucky


James M. Ratcliffe
Louisville, Kentucky


Jane L. Stevenson
Owensboro, Kentucky


Margaret A. Stroup
Satellite Beach, Florida