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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.

St Andrew’s-Sewanee is a place of connection, a place that continues to grow and thrive to better express its mission. It is a place to learn goodness as well as gain in knowledge, a safe place to express who you are, to teach, and learn, and create, and start a narrative that will last a lifetime. And finally, it is a place that encourages finding joy. Who wouldn’t want to be part of a community like that?

Margaret Cartinhour Woods, PAST President, Board of Trustees

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 2022

COL Robert T. Utlaut '85, USA, Retired, President
Strategic Accounts Manager, Albion
Chattanooga, Tenn.

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

Dr. Jay Motley '98, Secretary
Greenville, S.C.

Sarah Lowe '82, Treasurer
Member, Frost Brown Todd
Nashville, Tenn.

Margaret Woods, Immediate Past President
Chair, Cartinhour-Woods Foundation
Sewanee, Tenn.

Dan Backlund
Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Sewanee Summer Seminar, The University of the South
Sewanee, Tenn.

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

Kelley Black, Ex-Officio
Academic Dean and Associate Head of School
Sewanee, Tenn.

Mishoe Brennecke
Professor of Art History, The University of the South
Sewanee, Tenn.

Jay Fisher
Special Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor, The University of the South
Sewanee, Tenn.

Eric Hartman
Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management, The University of Denver
Littleton, Colo.

Marion Knoll, Ex-Officio
Faculty Representative 
Sewanee, Tenn.

Henry Lodge
Chairman, Lodge Manufacturing Company
South Pittsburg, Tenn.

Elliott Puckette '85
Brooklyn, NY

Andrew Ruffner '86, CPA
Director of Finance, Grove Living
Signal Mountain, Tenn.

Dr. Leelie Selassie
Sewanee, Tenn.

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

Karl J. Sjolund, Ex-Officio
Head of School
Sewanee, Tenn.

Lynn Smith
Dallas, Texas

The Rev. William S. Wade, Ex-Officio
Former Head of School
East Kingston, N.H.


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.