Wingate University selects Indian Trail resident to serve on Board of Trustees

Caleb Barnhardt, Jr. - New Board of Trustee member
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – Caleb Barnhardt, of Indian Trail, N.C., has been appointed to the 2013 Wingate University Board of Trustees. He will serve a four-year term.

Barnhardt, a retired certified public accountant, is an active member in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at SPCC and Alliance for Children. He is on the Finance Board at Rolling Hills Country Club. He is a member of Kiwanis of Monroe, where he served as president and received Kiwanian of the Year – Monroe Club Award for 2010-11.

The Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of the University with responsibilities to include setting policy. Barnhardt is a strong supporter of the athletic programs at Wingate University.

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 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 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to