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.”


Col. John Haynes, Chairman

Mrs. Delana Bice, Vice Chairman

Mr. J. Wayne Cropp, Secretary/Treasurer


Mrs. 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

Dr. Robert C. Coddington (2011), Retired Physician – Hixson, TN

Mr. J. Wayne Cropp (2007), Business Executive – Chattanooga, TN

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. Lawrence H. Puckett (1987), Judge – Cleveland, TN

Dr. Arliss Roaden (1999), Educational Consultant – Brentwood, TN

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

Legal Counsel

Mr. Glenn C. Stophel, Attorney – Franklin, TN

Trustees Emeriti

Dr. Robert Benson (1980-1995) – Rock Hill, SC

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

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