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July 8, 2003

Five elected to Birmingham-Southern College Board of Trustees

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College elected five new members to its Board of Trustees during the group's recent annual spring meeting on campus.

New BSC trustees are: Frank A. Jenkins III of Montgomery, a certified public accountant and managing director of Jenkins and Associates; John D. Johns of Birmingham, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Protective Life Corporation; Bruce F. Rogers of Birmingham, a partner and attorney with Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers, and Smith LLP; George B. Salem of Birmingham, president, CEO, and co-founder of GuideStar Health Systems Inc.; and Dr. Shaffeur C. “Buddy” Stanford of Birmingham, president of Stanford Financial Group Inc.

The elections at the May board meeting were approved at the June annual conferences of the North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida conferences of the United Methodist Church.

Jenkins received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Morris Brown College and a master's in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as general comptroller for the Alpha Phi Alpha national fraternity and controller for the Metropolitan United Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery.

Johns received a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and a master's in business administration and a law degree from Harvard University. Before joining Protective Life in 1993, he served as vice president and general counsel with Sonat and as a founding partner of the law firm of Maynard, Cooper, and Gale PC. He is a trustee with the McWane Foundation and a director with the Central Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Rogers received a bachelor's degree in history from Birmingham-Southern in 1980 and a law degree from Vanderbilt University. He is immediate past president of the Birmingham Bar Association and on the Board of Trustees and Administrative Board of Canterbury United Methodist Church. He is a past president of BSC's National Alumni Association and a former member of the college's Norton Board of Advisors.

Salem received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Birmingham-Southern in 1975, a master's in business administration from Samford University, and a master of public health from UAB. He just recently was selected to the Top 100 Who's Who in Health Care in Alabama by the Birmingham Business Journal. The former BSC baseball star was inducted into the college's Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.

Stanford received a bachelor's degree in general science from Birmingham-Southern in 1963, a master's in social work from George Williams College, and a doctorate in social work from the University of Alabama. He is a past president of Birmingham-Southern's National Alumni Association and a former dean of students at the college. The former BSC basketball standout was inducted into the college's Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

W. Michael Atchison of Birmingham, partner and attorney with Starnes and Atchison and a 1965 BSC graduate, continues as chairman of the board for the 2003-04 year. James T. Stephens of Birmingham, president of EBSCO Industries Inc., was re-elected vice chairman; Katherine M. McTyeire of Birmingham, president and chief executive officer of Iron Art Inc. and a 1941 BSC graduate, was re-elected secretary; and Dr. Jerry E. Sisson of Trussville, retired superintendent of the Birmingham-West District of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church and a 1958 BSC graduate, was re-elected as chairman of the board's Executive Committee.

Elected to life membership on the BSC board were: David R. Baker of Birmingham, an attorney with Haskell, Slaughter, Young, and Rediker LLC and a 1951 BSC graduate; T. Morris Hackney of Birmingham, chairman of the board of The Hackney Group Inc.; and William L. Barrineau Jr. of Pensacola, Fla., retired vice president for Merrill Lynch and Co. Foundation Inc.

 
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