Union trustees approve presidential search committee
JACKSON, Tenn. – Feb. 1, 2013 – The executive committee of Union University’s Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the members of the presidential search committee who will work to find the next president of the university.
“We deeply appreciate all of the search committee members’ commitment to Union University and their willingness to serve the university in this important way,” said Norman Hill, chairman of Union’s Board of Trustees. “We ask for prayers for the committee as it seeks the Lord’s wisdom and guidance in selecting Union’s 16th president.”
Union University President David S. Dockery announced on Jan. 15 that he would transition to the position of university chancellor no later than July 2014 after the trustees elect a president to succeed him.
The search committee consists of:
- Hill, who will serve as the committee chairman. Hill is executive director of Trumbull Labs in Memphis and a 1980 Union graduate.
- Carla D. Sanderson, Union’s provost, executive vice president for strategic initiatives and professor of nursing, who will be the committee’s vice chair and represent the Union administration and staff. Sanderson is a 1981 Union graduate.
- Harry L. Smith, president of Schilling Enterprises in Memphis and former chairman of the Union Board of Trustees.
- Rod Parker, wealth management adviser for Northwestern Mutual Life in Jackson and a 1988 Union graduate, representing the Union University Foundation board. Parker previously served as chairman of the Union board and of the Union University Foundation.
- Lisa W. Rogers, a physician with the Jackson Clinic and a 1983 Union graduate.
- Danny Sinquefield, senior pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett, Tenn., and past president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
- James Ross, vice president and chief operating officer of West Tennessee Healthcare and a 1987 Union graduate.
- Paul Priddy, executive pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson.
- C. Ben Mitchell, Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy at Union, representing the Union faculty.