Current Members


Emory University’s Board of Trustees has been in existence since 1915. Until 1918, when a full board of 30 members was elected by the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the petitioning incorporators served as an interim Board of Trustees. By custom, several positions on the board are filled by active bishops of the United Methodist Church.

Board composition includes up to 45 active trustee positions. Each serves a six-year initial term; four-year renewable terms may follow.

Meet the Trustees

Robert C. Goddard III, Chair

Goddard Investment Group

Robert C. Goddard III’s Bio

William T. McAlilly 81T, Vice Chair

Southeastern Jurisdiction of the
United Methodist Church

William T. McAlilly’s Bio

Leah Ward Sears 80L, Vice Chair

Smith, Gambrell & Russell

Leah Ward Sears’s Bio

Jonathan K. Layne 79B 79L, Secretary

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jonathan K. Layne’s Bio

Kathelen Amos 79C

The Aflac Foundation Inc.

Kathelen Amos’s Bio

Facundo L. Bacardi 96L

Bacardi Ltd.

Facundo L. Bacardi’s Bio

Thomas I. Barkin

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Thomas I. Barkin’s Bio

William A. Brosius 85B

University of Maryland Capital Region Health

William A. Brosius’s Bio

Sarah B. Brown 89B

The Coca-Cola Company

Sarah B. Brown’s Bio

James Walker Burns 93C

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., LLP

James W. Burns’s Bio

Shantella Carr Cooper 89C 95B

Atlanta Committee for Progress

Shantella C. Cooper’s Bio

Crystal Edmonson 95C

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Crystal Edmonson’s Bio

Andrew W. Evans 88C

Southern Company

Andrew W. Evans’s Bio

Javier C. Goizueta

The Coca-Cola Company

Javier C. Goizueta’s Bio

David Graves 90T

Southeastern Jurisdiction of the
United Methodist Church

David Graves’s Bio

Sue Haupert-Johnson 95T

Southeastern Jurisdiction of the
United Methodist Church

Sue Haupert-Johnson’s Bio

L. Jonathan Holston

Southeastern Jurisdiction of the
United Methodist Church

L. Jonathan Holston’s Bio

Muhtar Kent

The Coca-Cola Company

Muhtar Kent’s Bio

John L. Latham 79L

Alston & Bird

John L. Latham’s Bio

Steven H. Lipstein 78C

BJC HealthCare

Steven H. Lipstein’s Bio

Deborah A. Marlowe 80C

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

Deborah A. Marlowe’s Bio

Lee P. Miller 82L

Glenmede Trust Company

Lee Miller’s Bio

John G. Rice

GE Gas Power

John G. Rice’s Bio

Rick M. Rieder 83B

BlackRock

Rick M. Rieder’s Bio

Teresa M. Rivero 85OX 87B 93MPH

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Teresa M. Rivero’s Bio

Adam H. Rogers 92C 96M

Hemera Biosciences

Adam H. Rogers’s Bio

William H. Rogers Jr.

Truist Financial Corporation

William H. Rogers Jr.’s Bio

Katherine T. Rohrer 74C

Princeton University

Katherine T. Rohrer’s Bio

Timothy C. Rollins

Rollins Investment Company

Timothy C. Rollins’s Bio

Stuart A. Rose 76B

REX American Resources Corporation

Stuart A. Rose’s Bio

Cynthia M. Sanborn 87C

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Cynthia M. Sanborn’s Bio

Rosa Tarbutton Sumter 89C

Sandersville Railroad Company

Rosa T. Sumter’s Bio

Mitchell A. Tanzman 81C

Central Park Group LLC

Mitchell A. Tanzman’s Bio

Gregory J. Vaughn 87C

Spencer Stuart

Gregory J. Vaughn’s Bio

William C. Warren IV 79M 82MR

The Good Samaritan Health Center

William C. Warren IV’s Bio

Mark A. Weinberger 83C

EY

Mark A. Weinberger’s Bio

E. Jenner Wood III

Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

E. Jenner Wood III’s Bio