Board of Trustees

“Born again Christian men and women with a sound Christian testimony.”

In accordance with the Charter and Bylaws of Bryan College, all members of the Board of Trustees are “born again Christian men and women with a sound Christian testimony.” The Trustees are charged with ensuring the present viability and future success of the College. The Charter stipulates that the board “shall be the exclusive and ultimate source of authority in all matters pertaining to the college, its government, and conduct.”


Ms. Delana Bice, Chairman

Mr. Chris Cashion, Vice Chairman

Mr. Ronald D. Messer, Secretary/Treasurer


Ms. Tina Benkiser (2017), Attorney & Counselor at Law – Signal Mountain, TN

Ms. Delana Bice (2000), Real Estate Brokerage – Houston, TX

Mr. Don Blanton (2013), Business Executive – McDonough, GA

Mr. Chris Cashion (2013), Financial and Business Strategy Consultant – Spring, TX

Mr. Ralph Green (1993), Retired Educator – Dayton, TN

Col. John Haynes (2001), Business Owner – Lilburn, GA

Mr. David W. Kinsey (2011), Education Administrator – Alpharetta, GA

Mr. Leighton LeBoeuf (2016), Retired Radio Executive – Lookout Mountain, GA

Dr. Stephen Livesay (2003), Bryan College President – Dayton, TN

Mr. Ronald D. Messer (2014), Business Owner – Lebanon, OH

Mr. Lebron Purser (2017), Insurance Agency Manager – Dayton, TN

Mr. C. Barry Whitney (1960), Retired Cotton Factor – Augusta, GA

Trustees Emeriti

Mrs. Jess Cook (1978-1994) – Clemmons, NC

Mr. R. Donald Efird (1969-2004) – Kannapolis, NC

Honorable Lawrence H. Puckett (1987-2017) – Cleveland, TN

Mr. Glenn Stophel (1978-1986; 1992-2010) – Franklin, TN

Legal Counsel

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.