Averett University
Board of Trustees

Averett University’s Board of Trustees consists of a diverse group of community and business leaders dedicated to the success of our students and to the continuation of our traditions. Many of our trustees are also Averett alumni. They work to ensure that Averett University will be able to serve students in Virginia for generations to come, and that our students will be prepared for the 21st century workplace.


Dr. Annie P. Wimbish ‘81

Leadership Solutions Group, LLC
Vernon Hill, Virginia
Emma Maddux Kozlowski

Community Volunteer
Hardy, Virginia
Dr. Mary M. G. Riddle

Atlanta, Georgia
Past Chair:
Rev. Dr. Dan Carlton
Culpeper Baptist Church
Culpeper, Virginia



Jessie Barksdale
Community Volunteer
Chatham, Virginia
Jan G.F. Barnett
Community Volunteer
Danville, Virginia
Ellen E. Beville ’87
Retired – Goodyear
Danville, Virginia
Kirk Bidgood
Community Volunteer
Apex, North Carolina
Lenora Billings-Harris
Greensboro, North Carolina
Brenda Bowman
Danville, Virginia
Rev. Dr. Richard Brown ‘90
Retired – Carilion Clinic
Troutville, Virginia
Bradley Cohen ‘91
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Stafford, Virginia
Dr. Sarah L. Collie
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Gary Collins ’80, ‘82
Stifel Nicolaus Financial
Martinsville, Virginia
Greyson Eaton ’21
Jacklyn Marketing Group
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mr. Mark Gignac
Retired Business Professional
Danville, Virginia
Linda Hutson Green ‘85
Southern Virginia Regional Alliance
Dry Fork, Virginia
John “Eddie” Herndon, Jr. ’78
Retired – First Citizens Bank
Chatham, Virginia
Starlette Johnson
Public and Private Company Independent Board Member
Dallas, Texas
Michael E. Keck
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Hayward Majors
University Bridge
Charlottesville, Virginia
Brandon Potter
X9 Technologies
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Toni Rice ‘97
Radiology Associates of Richmond, Inc.
Midlothian, Virginia
Dr. Calvin R. Snowden ‘94
Washington, D.C.
Deborah W. Upton ‘74
Bon Air Baptist Church
Richmond, Virginia
Christopher E. West ‘12
Lamar Consulting
Richmond, Virginia
Hampton Wilkins ’73, ‘87
Wilkins & Co. Realtors
Danville, Virginia
Kris Willard
Penhook, Virginia
Todd M. Yeatts
Danville, Virginia