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Board of Trustees for the College

The Bridgewater College Board of Trustees consists of 28 active members, including the president of the College. The board of trustees has responsibility for the management and control of Bridgewater College and its affairs.

The board has two regular meetings each year and special meetings as required. Due to the college's historic association with the Church of the Brethren, the Board invites nominations of representatives of the six southeastern districts of the Church.

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James H. Walsh

Chairman of the Board

James H. Walsh of Richmond, Virginia, became Chairman of the Board of Trustees in November, 2015. A 1968 graduate of the College, Walsh has been a member of the Board since 1991.

Walsh, a partner in the nationally prominent law firm McGuireWoods, LLP, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1975, where he was a member of the Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif, an honor reserved for the top ten percent of the graduating class. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association and the Richmond Bar Association. Walsh is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court; the Virginia Supreme Court; the Third, Fourth and Sixth Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeal; and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. He has litigated cases in dozens of state and federal courts across the country during a career spanning more than forty years, and he has been recognized by numerous legal publications and organizations including Who’s Who in American Law, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Legal Elite.

While at Bridgewater, Walsh was a three-year letterman on the football team, serving as a tri-captain of the 1967 team and earning first team, all-conference honors as a safety.

Prior to his election as Chair, Walsh served as Secretary of the Board, chaired the standing Committees on Public Relations and Building and Grounds as well as a special Committee on Board Governance, and served on two strategic-planning committees and two presidential search committees. He has been a member of the Board’s Executive Committee since 1995.

Walsh is married to the former Janice Louise Ausherman ’68 and has three children, Tracy, Courtney and Eric, and four grandchildren.

 

Officers of the Board

James H. Walsh, Chairman
David W. Bushman, President
G. Steven Agee, Vice Chairman
Mensel D. Dean, Jr., Secretary
Elaine C. Dellinger, Assistant Secretary
Anne B. Keeler, Treasurer

Trustees

D. Cory Adamson            
Atlanta, Georgia

G. Steven Agee               
Salem, Virginia

Nancy M. Bowman         
Waynesboro, Virginia

Pamela S. Brady
Laurel Springs, North Carolina

J. Russell Bruner
Leesburg, Virginia

David W. Bushman
Bridgewater, Virginia

D. Bruce Christian
Lynchburg, Virginia

Mensel D. Dean, Jr.         
Bridgewater, Virginia

Michael D. Del Giudice  
New York, New York

William S. Earhart            
Louisa, Virginia

Carl R. Fike
Oakland, Maryland

Mary G. Garber
Weyers Cave, Virginia

A. Wesley Graves, VI      
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Lawrence M. Johnson   
Baldwin, Maryland

Krishna Kodukula            
Princeton, New Jersey

Michael K. Kyles              
Midlothian, Virginia

J. Allen Layman
Daleville, Virginia

Nathan H. Miller
Bridgewater, Virginia

Paul E. Mundey
Frederick, Maryland

Wilfred E. Nolen
Elgin, Illinois

Bonnie F. Rhodes
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Robert I. Stolzman          
Providence, Rhode Island

Donna P. Walker             
Sarasota, Florida

James H. Walsh
Richmond, Virginia

G. Benjamin Wampler  
Nokesville, Virginia

James L. Wilkerson         
Crewe, Virginia

Dewey M. Williard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Kathy G. Wright               
Richmond, Virginia

Life Trustees

Doris N. Albaugh             
Westminster, Maryland

Pasco M. Bowman, II      
Kansas City, Missouri

L. Clyde Carter, Jr.           
Daleville, Virginia

Violet S. Cox      
Bridgewater, Virginia

Susan L. Craun
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Yancey W. Ford, Jr.         
Gordonsville, Virginia

J. Manley Garber            
Woodbridge, Virginia

W. Wallace Hatcher        
Harrisonburg, Virginia

James L. Keeler
Roanoke, Virginia

Marion E. Mason             
Bridgewater, Virginia

Jerry F. Morris  
Harrisonburg, Virginia

F. Gary Osborne              
Daleville, Virginia

Paul W. Petcher               
Millry, Alabama

Anne M. Reid   
Roanoke, Virginia

Ronald E. Sink   
Blue Ridge, Virginia

C. Ray Smith      
Charlottesville, Virginia

Rodney I. Smith               
Midland, Virginia

Barbara B. Stoltzfus        
Mount Crawford, Virginia

J. Paul Wampler               
Manassas, Virginia

Ex-Officio Trustee

Sherrie K. Wampler
Nokesville, Virginia

Committees of the Board

Executive Committee

James H. Walsh, Chair
G. Steven Agee, Vice Chair
Mensel D. Dean, Jr., Secretary
David W. Bushman, President
D. Cory Adamson
J. Russell Bruner
Lawrence M. Johnson
Bonnie F. Rhodes
Robert I. Stolzman
Donna P. Walker
Kathy G. Wright

Committee on Academic Affairs

G. Benjamin Wampler, Chair
G. Steven Agee
Pamela S. Brady
Mary G. Garber 
Lawrence M. Johnson
Krishna Kodukula
Michael K. Kyles

Audit Committee

Mensel D. Dean, Jr., Chair
William S. Earhart
Donna P. Walker
Dewey M. Williard

Committee on Board Affairs

Kathy G. Wright, Chair
D. Cory Adamson
Lawrence M. Johnson
Robert I. Stolzman
Donna P. Walker

Committee on Buildings and Grounds

James L. Wilkerson, Chair
Carl R. Fike
J. Allen Layman
G. Benjamin Wampler

Church Relations Committee

Carl R. Fike, Chair 
Pamela S. Brady
Mary G. Garber

Paul E. Mundey
Dewey M. Williard

Committee on Institutional Advancement

Kathy G. Wright, Chair
D. Cory Adamson
Nancy M. Bowman
J. Russell Bruner
D. Bruce Christian
Michael D. Del Giudice
A. Wesley Graves, VI
Paul E. Mundey
Wilfred E. Nolen
Bonnie F. Rhodes
Robert I. Stolzman
Sherrie K. Wampler - Ex-Officio

Investment Committee

A. Wesley Graves, VI, Chair
Nancy M. Bowman
D. Bruce Christian
Mensel D. Dean, Jr.
Michael D. Del Giudice
William S. Earhart
Nathan H. Miller
James H. Walsh
Anne B. Keeler

Committee on Public Relations

Donna P. Walker, Chair
J. Russell Bruner
Michael K. Kyles
J. Allen Layman
Wilfred E. Nolen
Bonnie F. Rhodes
Kathy G. Wright

Committee on Student Life

Krishna Kodukula, Chair
D. Cory Adamson
Lawrence M. Johnson
Robert I. Stolzman
James L. Wilkerson
Sherrie K. Wampler - Ex-Officio