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Stillman College Board of Trustees Announces Presidential Search Committee


Tuscaloosa, AL. (March 19, 2014) - The Stillman College Board of Trustees announces the appointment of a Presidential Search Committee. Trustee Evelyn Jenkins Gunn, Ph.D., National Board Certified Teacher, Carnegie Scholar, and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, was appointed chair. The Presidential Search Committee, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, will develop an inclusive and transparent search process.

In addition to Trustee Gunn, the other members of the Presidential Search Committee are:

Betty Brown-Williamson, Alumna; Trustee, CEO, Long Term Care Administrator, We Care Enterprises, Inc. (Vice Chair of the Presidential Search Committee)

Judge Elijah D. Clark, Alumnus, Trustee, Retired Judge

Melissia Davis, Alumna, Retired State Representative to Senator Richard Shelby (Alumni Representative)

Dennis O. Driver, Alumnus, Trustee, V. P. Human Resources, Theravance, Inc.

Luvada A. Harrison, D.M., Associate Professor of Music, Chair, Department of Fine Arts (Senior Faculty Representative)

Rio Jackson, President, Stillman College Student Government Association (Student Representative)

George LeMaistre, Jr., Esq., Trustee, Attorney, Jones Walker, LLP

Charles R. Nash, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, The University of Alabama System (Community Representative)

Charles M. Stillman, Ph.D., Trustee, Retired Computer Consultant

Susan Warner, Ph.D., Trustee, Executive Director, The Warner Foundation

Kimberly White-Glenn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education (Reading Specialist), (Faculty Representative)

Stillman is a liberal arts institution, committed to fostering academic excellence and to providing high quality educational opportunities for diverse populations with disparate levels of academic preparation. Primarily a teaching institution, Stillman has a proud and evolving tradition of preparing students for leadership and service in society. For more information on Stillman, visit the College website at

Stillman has a historical and covenantal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), whose Reformed tradition and commitment to the cultivation of the mind correspond well with the mission of the College. The College, via its constituents, is committed to service for the common good. The entire academic enterprise, under girded with the principles of faith and ethical integrity, manifests constructive compassion as it confidently pursues the best in scholarly inquiry and creative endeavors.

The College’s purpose is to provide a student-centered, fulfilling, technologically enriched educational experience that will among other outcomes, produce graduates who will:

•Think carefully and logically about and express with clarity their observations, experiences, and findings concerning the world they live in via written and spoken forms;
•Exhibit competence in their disciplines, character in their work with others, and compassion toward all people consistent with an education in a Christian environment;
•Qualify for admission to and success in graduate and professional schools or for entry into selected careers;
•Manifest the ability to do independent research, demonstrate objective scholarship, and exhibit creative production/performance appropriate to their disciplines.

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