FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2003
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
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
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
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
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
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.