Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is an assembly of successful men and women, alumni and friends, who are committed to the growth and development of the University and its mission and service to youth. Members exercise judgment, leverage support, apply skills and share resources for the common good of the University. Board members support the Visitors Fund.

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Board of Visitors supports student life and faculty development.
This summer 12 students will head to Heredia, Costa Rica, to the Instituto Intercultura for three weeks of study.  This is just one of many programs that began with a seed grant from the Wingate University Board of Visitors. 

Chairman of the Board Dawn Eagens ‘01 notes that Wingate students and faculty have benefited from 82 grants totaling over $250,000 in seven years.  About $50,000 in grants are awarded annually to a wide variety of projects both on and off campus.  Grants are for activities not covered by the university budget. 

Past grants have provided financial assistance for students to go on mission trips, beef up their writing skills at a new writing center, learn about the world through a common reading program and purchase textbooks. Faculty grants support needs such as faculty research projects, sabbatical travel and post-graduate education. 

Board members meet twice a year in spring and fall.  Members serve a four-year term and give or secure a gift to the Visitors Fund each year of service and recruit one new member to the Board during their four-year term.  Board members interact with students and faculty at Board meetings and campus events. 

For more information on the Board of Visitors contact Dawn Eagens via 704-258-5223 and or Vint Tilson, Vice President for Resource Development, via 704-233-8011 and

Board of Visitors Information
Membership Expectations
Member Profile and Prospective Member Nomination Form