Wingate University announces new members to the Board of Trustees

Kim Williams (704) 233-8320
Communications Writer

Wingate, NC – Wingate University announces the appointment of new members to the Board of Trustees: William Helms of Monroe, Patrick Philmon of Keller, TX and Johnny Tillett of Raleigh. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, each of these members will serve a four-year term.

The Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of the University with responsibilities to include setting policy. The new members join returning trustees: Rebecca Bullard, James C. Furman, Lazelle Marks, James W. Mason III and Luther Moore.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years. For more information, go to