Wingate University appoints local businessman to the Board of Trustees

Kim Williams (704) 233-8320
Communications Writer

Wingate, NC – Wingate University announces the appointment of James Wilson, Jr. to the Board of Trustees. Wilson, who lives in Spartanburg, S.C., works as CFO/treasurer of J M Smith Corporation. A member of Boiling Springs First Baptist Church, he is very active in the community.

Wilson has been a part of the Spartanburg area Chamber of Commerce as well as Westgate Training and Consultation Network. He served as a board member and treasurer of Mobile Meals and currently serves in those positions at AMI Kids White Pines and J M Smith Foundation.

Wilson’s term on the Board of Trustees at Wingate University will run until Dec. 31, 2014. The Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of the University with responsibilities to include setting policy.

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