Board of Trustees

Current Houghton University Board of Trustees

  • Ms. Carrie Whitcher, Cranberry Township, PA (Chair)
  • Mr. Daniel Bates '98, Portland, OR (Vice-Chair)
  • Mrs. Ruth Woodworth, Fredericton, NB (Vice-Chair)
  • Rev. Dr. Joseph Jennings '86, Eden, NY (Secretary)
  • Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, Jr. (President, Houghton University)
  • Mr. Gary Bahler '73, Stockbridge, MA
  • Dr. Joanne Barnes, Kokomo, IN
  • Dr. David Beattie, Maitland, ON
  • Mrs. Debra (McKay '76) Canfield, Fulton, NY
  • Mr. Akash Desai '03, East Aurora, NY
  • Mr. James Eckert '88, Bristow, VA
  • Mrs. Karen Fohl '95, Clarence Center, NY
  • Mr. Mike Gaffney '94, Berthoud, CO
  • Rev. John Gillette '76, Mooers, NY
  • Dr. Doris Griffin, Newark, DE
  • Mr. Omar Haedo '87, Miami, FL
  • Mr. Ray Kaltenbaugh '73, Sandy Lake, PA
  • Mr. Kevin C. Knowlton '79, Lakeland, FL
  • Mr. Gary Larder '62, Rochester, NY
  • Mr. John Lee, Orchard Park, NY
  • Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd '79, Framingham, MA
  • Dr. C. David Markle '61, Kennesaw, GA
  • Dr. Jeremy Martin '01, Williamsburg, VA
  • Rev. Dr. Greg McClain, Buffalo, NY
  • Ms. Harriett Olson '80, New York, NY
  • Rev. Dr. Matthew D. Pickering '93, Big Flats, NY
  • Mr. Terry Slye '79, Minneapolis, MN
  • Rev. Harold Spooner '75, Noblesville, IN
  • Ms. Joy Tolliver, Bloomfield, NJ
  • Dr. Coreena Weaver '84, Liverpool, NY
  • Dr. Jun Zhuang, Buffalo, NY

Ex Officio Advisors: The Wesleyan Church

  • Rev. Johanna Rugh
    Executive Director Education and Clergy Development Division, The Wesleyan Church
  • Rev. Dr. Wayne Schmidt
    General Superintendent, The Wesleyan Church

Chair Emerita

  • Mrs. Bobbie Strand, Minneapolis, MN
    Board Chair Emerita (granted 5/18/21)

President Emeriti

  • Dr. Daniel R. Chamberlain, Brooksville, FL
    President Emeritus (granted 2006)
  • Dr. Shirley A. Mullen, Houghton, NY
    President Emerita (granted 2021)

Trustee Emeriti

  • David White, Esq., Clarence, NY
    Trustee Emeritus (granted 4/29/21)
  • Dr. Robert Davidson, Oneonta, NY
    Trustee Emeritus (granted 5/18/21)
  • Evelyn (“Lyn”) Barnett, Lakeland, FL
    Trustee Emerita (granted 4/29/21)
  • Dr. David Babb, Allentown, PA
    Trustee Emeritus (granted 4/29/21)