Lee University is led by an independent Board of Directors, who meet five times every two years with the president to conduct university business. This board serves to:

  • Appoint and supervise the president
  • Provide guidance and vision for future development of Lee’s programs and facilities.
  • Approve the appointment of all faculty and administrative personnel.
  • Ratify official actions concerning ongoing operations at Lee University, including an annual budget.

Board members include individuals who are active in business, professional life, and church ministry. Most of the members are Lee alumni; all are appointed for two-year terms. Board meetings usually include a non-voting representative of the sponsoring denomination. Meetings are called and moderated by the board chairperson, who along with other officers is elected by the board biennially. The current chair (2020-22) is Dennis Livingston, of Charlotte, North Carolina; vice chair is Robert Daugherty II, of Atlanta, Georgia.

Members of the Board of Directors may be contacted through the Office of the President at (423) 614-8600.

Look below to meet the current Lee Board of Directors and learn a few details of their backgrounds and hometowns.

Dennis Livingston, Chair (‘74)
North Carolina

Robert Daugherty II, Vice Chair (‘85)
Georgia

Marty Baker (‘83)
Georgia

Emmitt Beall (‘00)
Tennessee

Eliezer Bonilla Sr. ('87)
Texas

Patricia Carroll (‘58)
Florida

Ishmael Charles (‘87)
Virgin Islands

Hector Diaz
Georgia

Ashley Freer (’99)
Texas

Bobby K. Jones, II
North Carolina

Michael Knight ('90)
Kentucky

Wade Lombard (‘02)
Texas

Jerry Madden (‘16)
South Carolina

Kevin McGlamery ('94)
Alabama

James McIntyre
North Carolina

Byron Medlin (‘89)
Tennessee

David Ramirez
Tennessee

Jeffrey Robinson (‘86)
Florida

Matthew Sharp (‘03)
Georgia

Steve Smith
New York

Lee Storms
North Carolina

Kelvin Tarukwasha (’98
Tennessee

Clayton Watson (‘94)
Minnesota

Mark Williams ('86)
Tennessee

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