Drury University's Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of between 20 and 40 members, the number being determined from time to time by the Board. Trustees are elected by the existing Board. Each trustee serves for a term of four years and may be re-elected for subsequent terms.

In addition to the voting members of the Board, there are provisions for Emeritus Trustees and Life Trustees. Trustees who have served with distinction on the Board may, with the consent of the trustee, be approved by a majority vote of trustees as Emeritus Trustees. A former trustee may be designated a Life Trustee if he/she has demonstrated (1) proven devotion and dedication to higher education, especially to the University; (2) outstanding service and assistance to the president and his staff; and (3) unusual and outstanding stewardship of resources on behalf of the University. Emeritus Trustees and Life Trustees may attend and participate in meetings of the Board, but they have no vote.

The president of the university also serves on the Board as an ex-officio member, and the academic division chairs serve as non-voting faculty representatives to the Board.

Responsibilities & Authority

The Board of Trustees has ultimate institutional authority, having and exercising those powers and duties prescribed by law, by the Bylaws, and by the Articles of Association. These responsibilities include the authority to:

  • Appoint the president of the university.
  • Determine the course of study and instruction to be pursued in the university or any of its departments.
  • Ordain the necessary bylaws and regulations for the government and direction of all officers, instructors, students and servants of the university and for the general management of all its affairs.

Meetings & Operations

The trustees meet as a full Board two times each year, once in the fall and once in the spring. An executive committee, consisting of the officers of the Board, the chairs of all Board committees, and two at-large members, supervises the affairs of the university between meetings of the full Board. The Board also operates through a series of standing committees (besides the executive committee) including committees on finance, investments, academic affairs, student affairs, board organization, buildings and grounds, athletics, and CCPS.

Drury's Board of Trustees is comprised of dedicated professionals with demonstrated success in their chosen fields, a passion for Drury, and a commitment to Drury's ongoing success.

Drury's purpose, as stated in the articles of association:

"...is to afford to youth of both sexes ample facilities of instruction and discipline in those arts and sciences, a knowledge of which constitutes what is commonly known as a 'liberal education' by always maintaining in said college as comprehensive courses of study and as high standard of instruction and scholarship as prevail in other American colleges of the first rank and at the same time to train youth in the high morality and culture of the Christian religion."


2016-2017 Board of Trustees

Kris Anderson
1977
Sarah LewisSarah M. Lewis
1981
Rita Baron
1999
Thomas LynchThomas Westbrook Lynch, M.D.
1965
Jan Baumgartner 
1974
Tom McAlearTom McAlear
1972, 1975 MBA
Teresa BrekkeTeresa A. Brekke
1983
Ronald NevilleRonald A. Neville
1969
Jane BriteJane Brite
1968
Beth PileBeth Pile
1980
Diana BuggDiana L. Bugg
1969
Thomas PraterThomas G. Prater, M.D.
Kenneth CarterKenneth L. Carter
1964
Lyle ReedLyle D. Reed - Chairman
1970, 1972 MBA
Phil CasterPhil Caster
1989
Tim ReeseTim Reese
1985
Robert CoxRobert M. Cox, Jr.
1967
Terry Lynn ReynoldsTerry Lynn Reynolds
1976
Jack DeloJack Delo
1965
John RickettsJohn W. Ricketts
1971-MBA
Rob Dickerson
 1990
Suzanne ScottSuzanne (Suzie) Scott, Ph.D.
1972
Curtis DinanCurtis Dinan
1989
Terry Lynn ReynoldsSteve Seibert
1988
Steve EdwardsSteve Edwards
1988
Thomas StoutRon Staab
1984
Gail FredrickGail L. Fredrick
1969, 1972 (MBA)
Thomas StoutThomas R. Stout
1969
Lindsay French
2002, 2004 (MBA)
George ThompsonGeorge Thompson
1970
Walter N. George III
1979
William VaughanWilliam D. Vaughan
1974
Bill HartBill Hart
1963
 Tom WarrenMark Walker
1979
Susie HenrySusie Henry
1972
Tom WarrenTom Warren
1971
Tom KelloggTom N. Kellogg
1958
Rosalie O'Reilly WootenRosalie O'Reilly Wooten
1964
Danny LayDanny Lay
1979

 

Life Trustees

Life Trustees are former Trustees who have demonstrated : (1) proven devotion and dedication to higher education, especially to the University; (2) outstanding service and assistance to the President and his staff; and (3) unusual and outstanding stewardship of resources on behalf of the University. Current Life Trustees are:

Emeritus Trustees

Emeritus Trustees are former Trustees who have served as Trustee with distinction and have been designated as Emeritus Trustees by the Board. Current Emeritus Trustees are: