Mercer University’s Board of Trustees elected nine new members during its fall meeting and named David E. Hudson of Augusta, Mercer alum and senior partner with Hull Barrett, PC, Chair of the Board. Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges, according to Mark Vanderhoek, director of media relations. Mercer University is governed by a 45-member Board of Trustees, which has responsibility for overall policy-making for the University. The Board is responsible for establishing broad institutional goals and for securing the resources to support the University’s programs.
New trustees elected to five-year terms include Curtis G. Anderson, investor/philanthropist from Savannah; William (Bill) Coates, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Ga.; T. Michael Crook, certified public accountant and financial adviser from Stuart, Fla.; Benjamin W. (Benjy) Griffith III, Macon business owner; Frank C. Jones, Macon attorney; J. Curtis Lewis III, attorney and business owner from Savannah; Judge M. Yvette Miller, presiding judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta; William Anthony (Tony) Moye, business owner and member of the Georgia Pharmacy Board from McDonough; and Richard A. (Doc) Schneider, Atlanta attorney. Crook, Griffith, Jones, Miller, Moye and Schneider are also Mercer graduates.
A loyal Mercer alumnus, Mr. Hudson has served as Chair of the Board previously in 2006 and 2007. He has served on the Board of Trustees for thirty years and chaired the University’s presidential search committee in 2006. Mr. Hudson practices in the area of general civil litigation with an emphasis on business and commercial disputes, media law and construction law.