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 2014

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


Jane L. Stevenson
Guidance Counselor, Retired, Daviess County High School
Owensboro, Kentucky


Kevin D. Taylor
Capital Finance Director and Debt Manager, State of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin


Class of 2015

Thomas R. Baeker
Danville, Kentucky


Elizabeth T. Kennan
President Emerita, Mount Holyoke College
Danville, Kentucky


Crit Luallen
Frankfort, Kentucky


John H. Newman
Senior Partner, 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
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


Barb Emler
Pediatric Dentist
Lexington, Kentucky


Jeff 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


Mark E. Nunnelly
Partner and Managing Director, 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


Mary H. Griffith
Vine Grove, Kentucky


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


Angie M. Evans
Vice President, Community Foundation
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


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

Life Trustees

James H. Evans
Chairman, Retired, Union Pacific Corporation
New York, New York


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

William H. Breeze
Danville, Kentucky


S. Gordon Dabney
Louisville, Kentucky


Gordon B. Davidson
Louisville, Kentucky


Richard L. Frymire
Madisonville, Kentucky


John W. Landrum
Harrodsburg, Kentucky


Charles J. Luellen
Austin, Texas


Henry Meigs
Louisville, Kentucky


Joseph H. Patterson
Charlotte, North Carolina


Lillian H. Press
Lexington, Kentucky


James M. Ratcliffe
Louisville, Kentucky


Margaret A. Stroup
Satellite Beach, Florida