The Board of Trustees

Centre College is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The membership of the Board of Trustees shall be limited to 36 members, and may be divided into classes of not more than nine trustees each. The presiding officer of the Board of Trustees is the chair of the Board, elected annually. The president of the College is the executive officer of the Board and the chief executive officer of the College.

Officers of the Board of Trustees

Mark E. Nunnelly: Chair of the Board

Crit Luallen: Vice Chair of the Board

Benjamin Beaton: Secretary of the Board

James P. Leahey: Assistant Secretary of the Board

Milton C. Moreland: President of the College


Class Of 2023

John R. Barton


Lexington, Kentucky

John H. Newman

Senior Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Retired

Naples, Florida

Mark E. Nunnelly

Chairman, AVALT Holdings and Special Limited Partner, Bain Capital

Dover, Massachusetts

Peggy Purdom Patterson

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Retired

Prospect, Kentucky

James A. Smith

Innovation Consultant

Saint Charles, Illinois

Class Of 2024

Anita M. Britton

Attorney, Britton Johnson, PLLC

Versailles, Kentucky

Sheila A. Burks

Corporate Counsel, OFS Fitel, LLC

Alpharetta, Georgia

Greg W. Caudill

CEO, Farmers National Bank, Retired

Danville, Kentucky

Prashant Chakradhar

Associate, Decision Modeling & Economics, Ernst & Young

Chicago, Illinois

Jess Correll

President and Chairman, First Southern Bancorp, Inc.

Stanford, Kentucky

Angie M. Evans

Vice President and Chief DEI Officer, PPL Services

Louisville, Kentucky

Craig M. Hille

Managing Director, Juggernaut Capital Partners

Cabin John, Maryland

Lea Stromire Johnson

Attorney, Moore and VanAllen

Charlotte, North Carolina

Briana Lathon

Senior Compliance Officer/Military & Group Insurance, Humana

Louisville, Kentucky

T. Richard Riney

Executive Vice President, CAO and General Counsel, Ventas, Inc., Retired

Louisville, Kentucky

Eddy Roberts, Jr.

State President, Bell South Retired

Louisville, Kentucky

Henry Snyder

Director of Finance, Churchill Downs Incorporated

Louisville, Kentucky

Lee D. Tatum

Anchorage, Kentucky

Amul R. Thapar

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Covington, Kentucky

Class Of 2025

Benjamin J. Beaton

Judge, U.S. District Court for Western District of Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

William S. Bowmer III

Managing Director, Lincoln International, LLC

Palo Alto, California

Jennie Peaslack Carlson

Executive Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer, U.S. Bank, Retired

Charlotte, North Carolina

John Farris

Founder and Partner, Commonwealth Economics

Lexington, Kentucky

Stephen Hodges

President, ZimCal Asset Management

Marina Del Ray, California

Jane Hopkins

President, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Atlanta, Georgia

Wijdan Jreisat

Attorney at Law, Katz, Teller

Newport, Kentucky

Tao Le


Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Crit Luallen

Former Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky

Brian Mefford

Vice President of Broadbent Strategy, Vetro, Inc.

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Leonard Napolitano

President and CEO, Capture Higher Ed

Louisville, Kentucky

Class Of 2026

Beth P. Klein

Officer, Klein Family Foundation

Louisville, Kentucky

Jeffrey L. Mackin

President, Interlock Industries, Inc.

Prospect, Kentucky

Trustees Emeriti

Thomas R. Baeker

Danville, Kentucky

Rutheford B. Campbell

Lexington, Kentucky

Paul W. Chellgren

Villa Hills, Kentucky

Joanne K. Duncan

Inez, Kentucky

Robert L. Elliott

Georgetown, Kentucky

Richard L. Frymire

Madisonville, Kentucky

J. David Grissom

Chairman, Mayfair Capital

Louisville, Kentucky

G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.

Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Randal B. Kell

President and CEO, The Mark Winkler Company

Annapolis, Maryland

Elizabeth T. Kennan

Danville, Kentucky

Charles J. Luellen

Austin, Texas

Kenneth J. Mardick

Birmingham, Alabama

Daryll W. Martin

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Thomas H. Meeker

Louisville, Kentucky

Joseph H. Patterson

Charlotte, North Carolina

George W. Privett, Jr.

Lexington, Kentucky

James L. Rogers, III

Vero Beach, Florida

James D. Rouse

Versailles, Kentucky

James C. Seabury, III

Nashville, Tennessee

Jane L. Stevenson

Owensboro, Kentucky

Margaret A. Stroup

West Melbourne, Florida

Kevin D. Taylor

Madison, Wisconsin