Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Virginia Wesleyan College, Coastal Virginia's premier private, national, liberal arts college. The Board consists of no more than 40 voting members. The full Board meets three times per year and members serve staggered, three-year terms. The Board supports the College's mission, is responsible for securing adequate financial resources for the operation of the College, and establishes long-range goals and institutional policies. Trustees include alumni, business, educational and community leaders with a wide range of expertise and experience.

2016-2017

David L. Kaufman, Chair
Founder & Senior Managing Director
Envest
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. (Ex officio)
President
Virginia Wesleyan College
Norfolk, Virginia

Jonathan E. Pruden, Vice Chair
Owner/President
Taste Unlimited, LLC
Norfolk, Virginia

William H. Thumel, Jr., Secretary
President
Abacus of Hampton Roads
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Anne B. Shumadine, Treasurer
Chairman
Signature Financial Management
Norfolk, Virginia

D. Henry Watts H’07 Parliamentarian
Former Chair, VWC Board of Trustees
Retired, Vice Chairman Norfolk Southern Corporation
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Gary D. Bonnewell ’79, Immediate Past Chair
Certified Financial Planner
Norfolk, Virginia


Susan Torma Beverly ’72
Retired Principal
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Thomas C. Broyles
Partner
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Deborah H. Butler
Retired, Executive Vice President Planning and CIO
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Norfolk, Virginia

Nancy DeFord
Vice President, DeFord, Ltd.
Retired, Superintendent, Park City (Utah) School District
Virginia Beach, Virginia

O. L. (Butch) Everett
Director
Jones & Frank Corporation
Norfolk, Virginia

William H. George
President/CEO
YMCA of South Hampton Roads
Chesapeake, Virginia

Susan S. Goode
Community Leader and Volunteer
Norfolk, Virginia

Alexander B. Joyner (Ex officio)
Superintendent, Eastern Shore District
United Methodist Church
Parksley, Virginia

Seonyoung Kim
Superintendent, York River District
United Methodist Church
Newport News, Virginia

Sharma D. Lewis (Ex officio)
Presiding Bishop, Richmond Area
United Methodist Church
Glen Allen, Virginia

John F. Malbon
Chairman and CEO
PAPCO, Inc.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Vincent J. Mastracco, Jr.
Partner
Kaufman and Canoles, P. C.
Norfolk, Virginia

Mavis N. McKenley ’11 (Ex officio)
Vice President and Trust Officer 
AMG National Trust Bank
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. (Ex officio)
President
Virginia Wesleyan College
Norfolk, Virginia

Tassos J. Paphites ’79
Chairman & CEO
BurgerBusters Inc.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Deborah M. Paxson ’75
Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
City of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Cynthia G. Rodriguez ’14
Treasurer
Bay Mechanical, Inc.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

William S. Shelhorse ’70
President
Chesapeake Bay Contractors, Inc.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

M. Wayne Snead (Ex officio)
Superintendent, Elizabeth River District
United Methodist Church
Norfolk, Virginia

Joseph R. Thomas
Retired, Regional Vice President
GEICO
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Linda Thomas-Glover, Ph.D.
President
Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa, Virginia

Kenneth G. Trinder II
CEO & President
EOS Systems
Norfolk, Virginia

George K. (Chip) Tsantes III ’83
Principal, Financial Services
Office/Information Security
Ernst & Young LLP
McLean, Virginia

Trustees Emeriti

Jane P. Batten H’06
Former Chairman, VWC Board of Trustees
Community Leader and Volunteer
Virginia Beach, Virginia

George Y. Birdsong H'16
Former Chairman, VWC Board of Trustees
CEO, Birdsong Corporation
Suffolk, Virginia

S. Frank Blocker, Jr.
President, EAD
Norfolk, Virginia

Robert Friend Boyd H’09
Partner, Boyd & Boyd, P.C.
Norfolk, Virginia

Joan P. Brock H’10
Former Chair, VWC Board of Trustees
Former Secretary-Treasurer, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Robert H. DeFord, Jr.
President
DeFord, Ltd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

William J. Fanney
Retired Director and Chairman Emeritus
Life Savings Bank
Virginia Beach, Virginia

James W. Griffiths
Former President
Watters & Martin, Inc.
Norfolk, Virginia

Elizabeth F. Middleton '91
Corporate Secretary, E.G. Middleton, Inc.
Community Leader and Volunteer
Virginia Beach, Virginia

John A. Trinder
President and COO
MaxMedia, Inc.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Benjamin J. Willis, Jr. 
President Willis Wayside, Inc.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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