Wilson Center for Leadership Board of Advisors

Col. William T. Anderson '67 
Col. William T. "Bill" Anderson '67 is retired and an Adjunct Faculty member, Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA. He attended HSC 1963-1965 and received a BA in Economics from American University in 1969, a law degree from Washington and Lee in 1972 and MA in Political Science (Security Studies) from Georgetown University in 1982. From 1987 - 2005, he served as a Senior Legal Advisor at NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe, in Mons, Belgium, where he participated in the negotiation of a host of international agreements and the development of international humanitarian or operational law for allied forces. A retired Colonel USMCR, he served in a variety of staff and command assignments from 1966 - 1999. Colonel Anderson has published articles on military history and international humanitarian or operational law and is an authority on Marine Corps operations in World War I. (term ex. 2015)

John M. Boswell '65 attorney, Boswell & Williamson (term ex. 2016)

Raymond B. Bottom '51, Retired, Centennial Communications LLC (term ex. 2017)

Charles Crist '66 
Charles W. “Charlie” Crist Jr. '66 retired as the VP for Finance & Administration at Hollins University in 2000 and retired Vice President of Human Resources from Bell Atlantic (Verizon) in 1995. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Presbyterian Homes & Family Services from 1996 - 2002 and Chair of Culpeper County Electoral Board 2005 - 2008. Currently he serves on the Planning Commission of the Town of Culpeper and serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Culpeper Regional Hospital and Chair of the Board of the Culpeper Wellness Foundation.  Mr. Crist has an MBA from the University of Richmond, 1984 and was a member of the Hampden-Sydney College Board of Trustees 1995 - 2001. (term ex. 2017) 

Charles Collie '86 (term ex. 2015)

Alexander P. Dyer 
Alexander P. "Pat" Dyer is a retired CEO and Deputy Chairman of the BOC Group, London, England. He graduated from the U. S. Military Academy with a BS in Engineering in 1954 and received an MBA from Harvard University in 1959. He served as a Lieutenant in the Armor Branch of the U. S. Army following graduation from Airborne and Ranger School. After graduation from HBS he was employed in industrial sales management with Esso for four years before joining Air Products and Chemicals where over the course of twenty six years he rose to the position of Executive Vice President and Corporate Director. He departed Air Products in 1989 to join the BOC Group as CEO Gases and main board director. In his seven years in London with the BOC Group he progressed to the position of CEO and Deputy Chairman. Concurrently he joined the board of Bunzl, PLC and became its non-executive chairman. Additionally he served as a director of the BWAY Corp. in the U. S. He has recently completed a book, Hardball in the Boardroom, which draws on his experiences in Business Leadership and Ethics. (term ex. 2015)

Robert R. Hatten '69  
Robert R. Hatten ‘69 is Managing Partner, Patten, Womom, Hatten & Diamonstein LC.  He was admitted to bar in 1972 (VA).  He received his preparatory and legal education from Hampden-Sydney College (B.A., 1969) and Washington & Lee University (J.D., 1972). He served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John A. MacKenzie of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1972-73).  Organizations – Fraternities, Memberships, Fellowships:  Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Southern Trial Lawyers Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Courageous Advocacy Award (1987 Recipient); National Conference of Community & Justice Humanitarian Award of Virginia Peninsula (1998 Recipient); Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law Award (2007 Recipient). (term ex. 2017) 

Captain Steve Knott '82, USN Ret, Army War College (term ex. 2017)

Donn E. Marshall '86 serves as a Staff Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).  From 2003-2014, he was a consultant on marketing and fundraising matters for non-profits, and chaired the Shelley Marshall Foundation, which he founded following the death of his wife Shelley in the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Intelligence Officer with DIA, which he joined in 1990 after completing graduate work in history at the University of Virginia. He received the Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal in 1996 for his contributions to the development of U.S. heroin interdiction policy. (term ex. 2015)

Matthew D. Michael '95, Division General Counsel, 3M Company, St. Paul (term ex. 2017)

Ruth S. Murphy  
Ruth S. Murphy is President of Fuqua School, a pre-kindergarten through grade twelve independent school in Farmville which serves students from a 13-county region in south side Virginia. Prior to her appointment to Fuqua in 1994, she served as the first principal of the New Hope Model School in Chapel Hill, NC, an outgrowth of the governor's office and as Executive Director for Elementary Education for the Durham County (NC) Public Schools. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she has served on several boards and commissions, including among others the North Carolina Public School Forum and the North Carolina Legislative Commission on School Technology. (term unlimited) 

Ryan Pemberton '00  
Ryan Pemberton '00 received a BA from Hampden-Sydney College in May of 2000.  While at Hampden-Sydney he majored in Political Science and was a participant in Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest.  After graduation he was named Assistant Director of Annual Giving at the College, a position he held until 2003.  From 2003 to 2006 he served as Director of Annual Giving at Hampden-Sydney College.  In 2008, he received a M.P.A. from Cornell University.  His concentration at Cornell was Government, Politics and Policy Studies.  His graduate thesis examined the way Presidents at selective liberal arts colleges communicate, structure their administrations, work with their governing boards, manage the strategic planning process and employ various leadership styles.  He is also currently working on a Doctorate of Education in the Higher Education Administration program at George Washington University where his research focuses on the college presidency. Ryan lives in the in Washington DC area. (term ex. 2016) 

Stephen Saunders '97 
Dr. Stephen H. Saunders '97 is the Principal of Baker-Butler Elementary School in Albemarle County, VA. He previously served as Assistant Principal at Brownsville Elementary and Jouett Middle Schools in Albemarle County. He also taught and coached at Charlottesville High School. He earned an MA in French Language, an M Ed in School Administration, and a Ph.D. in School Administration, all from the University of Virginia. His research and dissertation focused on supporting the motivation and reading skills of students who are struggling in school. (term ex. 2017) 

Dr. Edith L. Simms 
Dr. Edith L. Simms is the Learning Resources Specialist at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg. Dr. Simms worked for both Hampden-Sydney and Wabash Colleges.  Her dissertation is on single-sex education. (term ex. 2015) 

Dr. Curtis Smith 
Dr. Curtis J. Smith, Myers Professor & Director of the Freshmen Leadership Program, served as director of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA from 1994 - 98. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at Indiana University in the School of Environmental and Public Affairs.  Prior to his position at FEI, he held several senior posts with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and was awarded the presidential rank of distinguished executive under the Senior Executive Service. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Ohio State University and was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 1998.  He has recently served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Wintergreen Resort and is finishing two terms as a Trustee of the American Shakespeare Center, during which he also served as chair.  He was recently elected by the UN General Assembly to a four-year term as an International Civil Service Commissioner. (term unlimited) 

Dr. K. David Smith, Superintendent of the Prince Edward County Public Schools (term unlimited)

Lt. Col. Rucker Snead III '81 
Lt. Col. Rucker Snead III '81 (USA ret) currently serves as the Director of the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest at Hampden-Sydney College.  Prior to joining the Center, he served as Associate Dean for Career Education and Vocation Reflection.  He is also very active in his community where he serves as the Chairman of the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce; President of the United Way of Prince Edward; and Co-Director of Leadership Farmville.  Prior to returning to his alma mater, he served over twenty years in the US Army.  His assignments included a variety of tours both at home and abroad to include a command position in Germany, teaching at Appalachian State University, working with the United Nations in Haiti, training the Saudi military, running the 54th Presidential Inaugural Parade, and serving in the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon.  He earned a BA in Political Science and French from Hampden-Sydney College, a MA in History from Appalachian State University, and MMAS in Strategic Studies from School of Advanced Military Studies, Ft Leavenworth.

Stetson Tinkham '67
H. Stetson Tinkham '67 moved to the U.S. Department of State in 1985 after fourteen years with the U.S. Commerce Department. He has served as a U.S. negotiator, head of delegation or senior staff member on a variety of bilateral and multilateral fisheries negotiations. He concluded a 17 year negotiation by reaching agreement in 2001 on a U.S.-Canada treaty for the management of Yukon River salmon stocks. While in the U.S. Army he served in Germany and Viet Nam. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from Hampden-Sydney College. (term ex. 2017)

Gen. Samuel V. Wilson 
Lt. Gen Samuel V. Wilson (USA ret), emeritus First Wilson Center Fellow; former Wheat Professor of Leadership Studies and President emeritus of Hampden-Sydney College, joined the Hampden-Sydney faculty after a military career that spanned four decades. His service included assignments behind Japanese lines in Burma in WWII and clandestine intelligence, covert propaganda, and paramilitary operations with the CIA during the Cold War. He served as a Special Forces Group commander (" Green Berets"), Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Special Operations, Deputy to the Director of Central Intelligence, and concluded his career as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. (term unlimited)