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Sept. 23, 2008

Four elected to Birmingham-Southern College board of trustees

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College has elected four new members to its board of trustees.

New BSC trustees are Margaret “Peggy” Monaghan of Mountain Brook, civic leader; Charles D. Perry Jr. of Mountain Brook, principal and co-founder of Highland Associates Inc.; Rev. Robin Crews Wilson of Montgomery, co-pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery; and DeLynn Moring Zell of Birmingham, shareholder and certified financial planner with First Financial Group of the South Inc. in Birmingham.

The elections were approved at the annual meetings of the North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida conferences of the United Methodist Church.

James C. Pennington of Mountain Brook, an attorney and shareholder with Ogletree Deakins, currently serves as an ex-officio member of the board as president of the Birmingham-Southern Alumni Association. He is a 1987 graduate of the college.

In October 2008, Richard B. Yeilding, also of Mountain Brook who is senior vice president of retail development for Colonial Properties Trust, will replace Pennington as an ex-officio member of the board as the new BSC Alumni Association president. He is a 1973 graduate of the college.

Monaghan previously served on the BSC board of trustees from 1994-04. She has long been a supporter of visual and performing arts at BSC, as well as the Southern Environmental Center and the college library.

Perry earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington and Lee University and completed advanced level executive study in investments at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies from Vanderbilt University, a master's of divinity from Duke University, and is currently completing a doctorate of ministry in Christian spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary.

Zell is a 1986 graduate of Birmingham-Southern with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

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