Governance

Quad Summer panorama
Board of Trustees Fall 2019

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School is an independent, non-profit, educational institution. The School is governed by the Board of Trustees which has responsibility for policy-making and sound management as put forth in the School's by-laws. Trustees serve a three-year term. The Head of School, a member of the Parents' Association, the Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee, a member of the Alumni Council, a member elected by the faculty, and the Past President of the Board serve as ex-officio Trustees. The Head of School serves as the chief executive officer of the School.

The Alumni Association comprises all former students of St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, St. Andrew's School, Sewanee Military Academy, Sewanee Academy, and St. Mary's School. The Alumni Council, which consists of the officers of the Association and at least four other alumni, totals a minimum of seven members. The Council elects three officers who serve two-year terms in each position. A member of the Alumni Council sits on the St. Andrew's-Sewanee Board of Trustees.

The Parents' Association consists of all parents or guardians of St. Andrew's-Sewanee students. A member of the Parents' Association sits on the St. Andrew's-Sewanee Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees 2019-20

C. Bruce Baird SMA ’69, President
Dentist (retired)
Sewanee, Tenn.

Margaret Woods, Vice-President
Chair, Cartinhour-Woods Foundation
Sewanee, Tenn.

Martha Rhodes McLendon ’93, Secretary
Attorney, Social Security Administration
Charleston, SC

Lee Ann Backlund
Dean of Admission & Financial Aid,
Vice President for Enrollment Planning, 
The University of the South
Sewanee, Tenn.

The Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt
Bishop of Tennessee
Nashville, Tenn.

The Rev. James R. Boyd StA '65
Executive Director, Pyramid Peak Foundation
Memphis, Tenn., and Highlands, N.C.

Louie Buntin
CEO, Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation
Nashville and Beersheba Springs, Tenn.

Eric Hartman
Vice President: Risk Management and Institutional Effectiveness, The University of the South
Sewanee, Tenn.

Kendra Ferguson
CEO, KIPP Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.

Jay Fisher
Vice President for University Relations, The University of the South
Sewanee, Tenn.

Robert Johnston '94
Johnston Southern Co.
Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sarah Lowe '82
Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Atlanta, Ga.

W. Alexander (Alec) Moseley
Attorney
Monteagle, Tenn.

Jay Motley '98
Physician
Greenville, S.C.

Elliott Puckette '85
Artist
New York, NY

Harry H. Root, IV ’87
President, Grassroots Wine, LLC
Charleston, S.C.

Douglass T. Simpson SMA '66
Retired CEO, Corgenix
Boulder, Colo.

Karl J. Sjolund
Head of School
Sewanee, Tenn.

Geoffrey Smith 
Faculty Representative 
Sewanee, Tenn.

Lynn Smith
Dallas, Texas

Col. Robert T. Utlaut '85
Construction and Facilities Management Officer, Georgia Army National Guard
Chattanooga, Tenn.

Alex von Hoffmann
Design Professional
Nashville, Tenn.

The Rev. William S. Wade
Honorary
Former Head of School
East Kingston, N.H.

Sheila Ward ’87
Attorney
Westport, Conn.

Martha Warren StA '82
Alumni Council Representative
Co-owner, Solid Gold Leads, Inc.
Signal Mountain, Tenn.

Philip K. Woodlief
Adjunct Professor of Management, Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tenn.

 

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.