University Governance

Huntington University is governed by a self-perpetuating, thirty-three member Board of Trustees. Eight of its members serve through appointment to the Higher Education Leadership Team of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Three board members serve ex-officio: the presidents of the Huntington University Foundation, the Alumni Association, and the Student Senate. Except for the latter, trustee members are elected for terms of four years.

Those elected as Trustees are expected to (i) possess a genuine and personal relationship with Jesus Christ as evidenced by a vital witness and spiritual maturity, (ii) have an evangelical commitment, (iii) actively participate in a local church congregation, and (iv) subscribe to the University’s Statement of Faith.

All trustees shall (i) acknowledge and evidence a commitment to the mission and heritage of the University, (ii) demonstrate integrity and maturity, (iii) willingly support the University and influence others to do so, (iv) have a primary commitment to the University with respect to service as a trustee, (v) willingly carry out trustee duties in a manner that avoids all possible conflicts of interest, (vi) be persons of high and recognized character, and (vii) be committed to Christian higher education.

Board members may access the Trustee Portal (login required).

Constituent Support

The University depends upon the interest and generosity of its various constituencies in providing resources for current and future operations. Current annual gifts are very important in meeting the necessary obligations of the institution. Deferred gifts and investments in the form of cash, bonds, securities, life insurance, annuities, and real estate build a vital and solid foundation for future growth and operation.

Current income is provided by student tuition and fees, which provide three-fourths of the operating revenue, and by gifts from generous supporters, from alumni, and from the church. Additional revenue is provided by annuities and life estates and by a modest endowment.

Persons desiring to remember Huntington University in their wills, to receive information on estate planning or deferred giving, or to become involved in a major gift for current fund or capital campaign are invited to call or write the President for a personal response.

Officers of the Board

Kelly K. Savage, Chairman
Herbert A. Schumm, Vice Chairman
Nancy L. Hull, Secretary

Board Members

Brian D. Nofzinger*, Shareholder, CPA
Blissfield, Michigan

Brooks L. Fetters*, Mayor
Huntington, Indiana

C. Ray Miller, Retired Bishop
Fort Wayne, Indiana

C. Robin Wright, Senior Vice President for Commercial Lending
Columbia City, Indiana

Calvin D. Hawkins, Judge - Lake Superior Court
Gary, Indiana

Candace E. Curie, President/CEO
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Carol A. Clark, Physician
Anderson, Indiana

Chad S. Pryor, Director of Legal Services
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dale L. Haupert, Independent Advisor
South Whitley, Indiana

Dalton M. Jenkins*, Senior Pastor/Controller
Yonkers, New York

David N. McGinnis, Business Owner
Ada, Michigan

Donald L. Duff, Retired Executive
Huntertown, Indiana

Edward E. Souers, Accountant
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Emmett W. Lippe, Retired Superintendent/CEO
Harrison, Michigan

Ethel P. Wynder, Social Worker/Homemaker
Huntington, Indiana

Gary L. Dilley*, Senior Pastor
Huntington, Indiana

Herbert A. Schumm, Vice President of Medical Affairs
Spencerville, Ohio

Howard A. Whaley, Retired Executive
Castle Rock, Colorado

J. Michael Caley*, Senior Pastor
Byron Center, Michigan

Jane A. Schenkel, Retired Teacher
Huntington, Indiana

Jerry L. Clore, Dentist
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kelly K. Savage*, Vice President for Human Resources
Grandville, Michigan

Kenneth W. Savage, Accountant
Grandville, Michigan

Larry L. Lance, Executive Director
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Larry M. New, President
Yorktown, Indiana

Lars P. Andersen, Physician
Saint Johns, Michigan

Monte J. Lightner, Principal
Roanoke, Indiana

Nancy K. Lamport, Senior Inventory Manager
Peoria, Illinois

Nancy L. Hull, English Professor
Belmont, Michigan

Nancy L. Stouffer, Business Executive
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Owen C. Gordon, President
Mandeville, Jamaica

Paul B. Baker, Retired Minister
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Paul E. Lehman, Business Executive
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Rae A. Gonterman, Senior Vice President
Roanoke, Indiana

Richard D. Merillat, Retired Executive
Naples, Florida

Ronald J. Freeman, President
Portland, Indiana

Ronald P. Baker, Physician
Berrien Springs, Michigan

Ruth Merillat, Business Executive
Adrian, Michigan

Thomas A. Clounie*, Business Owner
Huntington, Indiana

Thomas L. Tyler, Retired President and Director
Granger, Indiana

W. Phillip Whipple*, Bishop
Huntington, Indiana

*Higher Education Leadership Team of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.

Honorary Trustee

Ruth Merillat, Business Executive
Adrian, Michigan

Chairman Emeriti

C. Ray Miller, Retired Bishop
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Donald L. Duff, Retired Executive
Huntertown, Indiana

Trustee Emeriti

David N. McGinnis, Business Owner
Ada, Michigan

Howard A. Whaley, Retired Executive
Castle Rock, Colorado

Kenneth W. Savage, Accountant
Grandville, Michigan

Nancy L. Stouffer, Business Executive
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Paul B. Baker, Retired Minister
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Paul E. Lehman, Business Executive
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania