President’s Council

Since 1965, the President’s Council has provided notable service to the University. Bringing energy and generosity to the task, President’s Council members have a distinguished record of diligent service and faithful support.

Please join us March 30-31st, 2018 for our annual spring meeting and Spring Sing performances. Check this page and look for information through the mail and email in mid-February! We look forward to having you on campus for the meeting and family brunch! 

The Council includes people who are committed to the mission of Harding University: to integrate faith, learning and living. From a wide geographical distribution, the University seeks additional men and women for Council membership who demonstrate their interest in advancing the cause of Christian education and its potential impact on the world through their service to Harding University.

Brochure (pdf)


In the spring of 1965, at the request of Dr. Clifton L. Ganus Jr., the Harding College Board of Trustees gave permission to organize a President’s Development Council. Its purpose was, as Ganus described it, “to be the eyes and ears of the college,” while assisting the president in planning the growth and progress of Harding.

By the time of the first meeting of the Council, on August 10, 1965, 67 families had agreed to serve.

Membership & Giving Levels

The President's Council includes a select group of men and women who have committed themselves to supporting and advancing the mission of Harding University. Council members partner with Harding by:

- Serving as goodwill ambassadors
- Furnishing advice and counsel on matters of strategic importance
- Contributing financial support and leadership, especially to the President's Council Scholarship Fund
- Assisting in student recruitment and job placement
- Identifying new Council prospects and working with Advancement staff in the recruitment process.

Council members support Harding financially at one of four giving levels.


David B. Burks Level - Honoring Annual gift between $600-$1,499

Clifton L. Ganus Jr. Level - Honoring Annual gift between $1,500-$4,999

George S. Benson Level - Honoring Annual gift between $5,000-$9,999

J.N. Armstrong Level - Honoring Annual gift between $10,000 or more



First Name(s)Last NameCityState
Andrew and TrinaAbrahamSearcyAR
Mark and CarolinaAdamsCorpus ChristiTX
Jimmy and KimAdkinsCordovaTN
Bentley and JenniferAlexanderFriscoTX
Brian and CindyAlexanderLittle RockAR
Thurman and RubyAlexanderAllenTX
Tom and PhyllisAlexanderSearcyAR
Wallace and DoloresAlexanderDelightAR
David and BrendaAllenSearcyAR
Mike and CherylAllenViennaVA
Wayne and NellArdMineral BluffGA
Robert and LindaArgoFayettevilleAR
Larry and KayArickMemphisTN
Rick and KathyArthurSpringfieldMO
Tim and PamAshleyFlorenceAL
Gayland and BrendaAvanceRowlettTX
Finis and BetteBaileySearcyAR
Lance and TracyBaileySearcyAR
Tom and LoveraBairdRollaMO
Andrew and AmyBakerSearcyAR
David and PamBangsSearcyAR
Chris and MicalynnBarkerNolensvilleTN
Mike and CindyBarringtonPensacolaFL
Al and JodiBatesFresnoCA
TimBaurRound RockTX
Clay and LorenBeasonSearcyAR
Terry and JodieBeckNorth Richland HillsTX
Joe and SarahBedwellNashvilleTN
David and JaniBeggsLittle RockAR
David and CarmenBellViennaVA
David and JoanBellHarrisonAR
Jim and DebbieBellLittletonCO
Brad and AmyBellamyCommerce TownshipMI
Alan and MelissaBenderCentertonAR
Norman and MarkaBennettMemphisTN
Phil and DebbieBerrySearcyAR
Sammie and ReneeBerryDuncanvilleTX
Dick and JanaBerryhillGoldenCO
Michael and KarenBerrymanRichardsonTX
Rick and CindyBettsNashvilleTN
Tim and HollyBewleyHendersonvilleTN
Brett and KaraBiggsRogersAR
Mark and CherylBillanteAustinTX
Eddie and DebbieBlackshearOrange ParkFL
Matthew and PattieBlakeWhitehouseTX
Richard and JaniceBlankenshipSearcyAR
Amy and ScottBlankenship SewellNew YorkNY
R.M. and JulieBledsoeNewportAR
Kyle and KelleeBlickenstaffSearcyAR
Wayne and BeverlyBlickenstaffSearcyAR
Ryan and KristinBlountClarksvilleTN
Steve and PatsyBlountParisTN
Glen and NancyBlueSearcyAR
Leon and MargaretBlueSearcyAR
Mitchell and DeSheaBlueNashvilleTN
Ned and SandraBoazSearcyAR
Jamey and TammieBoonePaducahKY
Glenn and BettyBoydSearcyAR
Nicky and CarolynBoydSearcyAR
Roger and CarolBoydFrederickMD
Sandy and MikeBoyerColumbiaIL
T.J. and CindyBoyleLittle RockAR
Danny and BrandyBrackettVero BeachFL
Brad and TeriBradleyCharlotteNC
Kevin and CamBrandtKellerTX
Mark and PamBrasherNorcrossGA
Kyle and AngieBriceCrestwoodKY
Robin and ShannanBridgesHuntsvilleAL
Jay and ErinBrogdonNorth Little RockAR
Adam and ShannonBrownGeorgetownTX
Frank and PamBrownStone MountainGA
Michael and KamelaBrownMadisonAL
Phil and SueBrownSearcyAR
Rich and LauraBrownSearcyAR
Austin and KendylBryanLittle RockAR
Blair and KarenBryanCharlotteNC
Brant and MelitaBryanDallasTX
John and MeredithBryanRichardsonTX
Mike and MarilynBucchiBloomingtonIN
Doug and KristiBuceAlpharettaGA
Bryan and LauraBurksSearcyAR
David and LeahBurksSearcyAR
Stephen and JeanneBurksSearcyAR
Hal and LoriBurlesonPanama CityFL
JaredBurlesonPanama CityFL
Doug and ValarieBurnsStephenvilleTX
Gerald and LindaBurrowTulsaOK
Kevin and KelleyBurtonSearcyAR
Brian and BeccaBushAltusOK
Brent and KimByrdCrestwoodKY
Mike and Mary KayCalvertKennesawGA
Dan and VickyCampbellSearcyAR
Doug and PaulaCampbellLittle RockAR
MariLynn and MichaelCanterburyNashvilleTN
Byron and LauraCarlockDallasTX
Kelly and CortneyCarlsonBentonvilleAR
Kurtis and EmilyCarlsonBentonvilleAR
Jim and SusanCarrSearcyAR
Clara and CharlesCarrollSearcyAR
David and LeonaCarruthAmarilloTX
ChadCarstensenNew HartfordNY
Dick and SandraCarterFrederickMD
John and RitaCarterBarnhartMO
Ross and RachelCarter
Steve and MichelleCarterBentonvilleAR
Warren and SuzanneCaseySearcyAR
Andy and CathyCassidyRollaMO
Chris and AmandaCassidyLittle RockAR
Justin and ChelseaCatesArgyleTX
Kevin and LindaChadwellChicagoIL
Mike and KarenChalenburgSearcyAR
Paul and LoriChamblessHopeAR
Chase and BethChandlerBrentwoodTN
Drew and AudreyChandlerTexarkanaAR
LisaChapmanMissouri CityTX
Stan and RobbieChapmanLittle RockAR
Mike and BethChaseWestlakeTX
Ron and EliseChaseKellerTX
Rod and ThereseCheathamLittle RockAR
Zach and EmilyCheathamBentonAR
John and KarenCherryNorcrossGA
Bill and FranChismNixaMO
Rick and KellyChittyNashvilleTN
Bob and SherryChurchmanSearcyAR
Jim and MaralynCittySearcyAR
Kris and JennyCittySearcyAR
Kyle and CamieCittySearcyAR
Dave and LindaClarkHuntsvilleAL
Jay and VonyaClarkBirminghamAL
John and BethClevelandKingwoodTX
Doug and EdnaCloudBrentwoodTN
Dee and GerryCochranHobbsNM
David and BarbaraColeSearcyAR
Carl and MelindaCollinsKatyTX
David and BethCollinsSearcyAR
Kenny and MelissaCollinsHarrisonAR
Cleta and BradColson-EyreValdostaGA
Bill and AvaConleySearcyAR
Jerry and PatriciaCookDuncanvilleTX
Eddie and SherryCooperWoodstockGA
Steve and CindiCooperSearcyAR
Nate and ErinCopelandDeatsvilleAL
Bob and JoyceCorbinSearcyAR
Dale and AngieCoxDallasTX
David and ScooterCoxFort WorthTX
Jared and CaseyCoxSearcyAR
Vance and JoyceCoxFlower MoundTX
David and LauraCravyKennesawGA
Mark and RoxiCrewsHuntingtonTX
Keith and ReetCronkSearcyAR
Michael and SarahCrouchFayettevilleAR
Joe and CasieCumpianChantillyVA
John and ChariceCurtisBentonvilleAR
Fred and WendyCzerwonkaCaruthersvilleMO
David and RobinDanielJonesboroAR
Drew and JessicaDasherSugar LandTX
Neal and NatalieDaughertySearcyAR
Dan and AlisaDavidsonSearcyAR
Brooks and JillDavisSearcyAR
Christopher and TannonDavisSearcyAR
Craig and TresaDavisPlanoTX
Jerit and HayleeDavisFriscoTX
Mark and PennyDavisSearcyAR
Robbie and BethDavisSearcyAR
Brad and EllenDeLongColleyvilleTX
Danny and RobbieDeRamusSearcyAR
Tim and SueDeanVero BeachFL
Brad and Mary LeeDellBryantAR
Drew and KellieDellTylerTX
G.L. and MaurineDightonBaton RougeLA
Allen and LaurieDilesSearcyAR
Glenn and SusanDillardSearcyAR
Eric and MitziDishonghLulingLA
Lynn and SallyDixonTallahasseeFL
Phil and AnnDixonSearcyAR
Dallas and JerriDobbsRogersAR
Rod and SusanDollinsTroyMO
Greg and TammyDownumEl DoradoAR
Dave and MaryDriskellVestaviaAL
Richard and DebbieDukeSearcyAR
Tim and BarbaraDukeSearcyAR
Rick and SusanDullMorgantownWV
Kenneth and ReginaDunnMonticelloAR
Rick and RobbieDunningSearcyAR
Jeff and MarionEarnhartSaint LouisMO
John and TrishEastlandTylerTX
Jonathan and LeslieEcholsCullmanAL
Tony and LindaEdwardsJacksonMS
Chuck and SherryElliottDecaturAL
Ken and DanielleEllisBurlesonTX
Steve England Truck SalesSearcyAR
Patrick and SarahErwinMaumelleAR
David and SherylEscueColliervilleTN
Gale and PattiEvansMount VernonIL
Huel and JanetEvansGardendaleAL
Kelley and ChrisEvansPlanoTX
Larry and ConnieEvansMurrayKY
Farrell and ImogeneFalwellSherwoodAR
Mat and ShelleyFaulknerSearcyAR
Jim and DorothyFielderSearcyAR
Dave and DebFinleyLewisvilleTX
Scott and CherylFinleySearcyAR
Stephen and BritneyFinleySherwoodAR
Tony and BettyeFinleySearcyAR
Tim and PamFlattColliervilleTN
Matt and JoAnneFordSearcyAR
Al and CarlaFowlerSearcyAR
Chase and AshleyFowlerDuncanvilleTX
David and KristiFowlerCharlotteNC
Michael and HeatherFraleyChandlerAZ
Perry and TeresaFraleyChandlerAZ
Percy and AnneFrancisBeltonTX
Al and PamFrazierSearcyAR
John and LoisFreemanJonesboroAR
JasonFrenchLittle RockAR
Paul and ReneeFrenchNashvilleTN
Bill and DorisFulksApopkaFL
Walter and Mary EthelGaleBay ShoreNY
Rob and ElizabethGallowayPowellOH
Cliff and DebbieGanusSearcyAR
Cliff and LouiseGanusSearcyAR
Butch and SheilaGardnerSearcyAR
Forrest and AllisonGardnerFranklinTN
Jack and LindaGardnerGlenwoodAR
Jim and MandyGardnerBentonAR
Ken and BrendaGarnerOaklandTN
Michael and EmilyGarnerLittle RockAR
Thomas and AshleyGarnerLittle RockAR
Lathan and BarbaraGarnettSearcyAR
David and JamieGayLake JacksonTX
NeldaGaySugar LandTX
Steve and YolandaGiboneyKansas CityMO
Glen and LizGibsonLongviewTX
Mike and DerecaGistNorth Richland HillsTX
Wendell and RhondaGlassShreveportLA
David and LizGlennMadisonAL
Jeff and HeatherGoffLewis CenterOH
KathiGolf Cars of SearcySearcyAR
Todd and GretchenGoodeMillingtonTN
Benny and MarthaGoodenFort SmithAR
John and ShannonGoodspeedEdmondOK
David and JanetGraggMadisonTN
Tristan and MonicaGrantMosman
Dennis and BrendaGreenBrentwoodTN
Nathan and MackenzieGreenSearcyAR
Gail and JoanGreggAbileneTX
Chad and WesleyGriffinSearcyAR
Steven and WendyGriffinMountain BrkAL
John and GlendaGrigsonLubbockTX
Philip and CatherineGrovesNashvilleTN
Odie and AprilGuzmanSearcyAR
Jonathan and LaurenHaakAPOAE
Breck and DonnaHabeggerMemphisTN
Joe and JoanHackerHuntsvilleAL
Tim and TammieHackerBartlettTN
Ted and AndreaHackneySearcyAR
Micah and LucyHahnRichardsonTX
David and JudyHallSearcyAR
Jeff and ChrisHambriceAlexandriaVA
Ken and NancyHammesSearcyAR
Brian and JennyHannelSaint LouisMO
Greg and SusanHarndenSearcyAR
Rick and SusanHarperSearcyAR
Chuck and HazelHarringtonStuartFL
Gregory and AnissaHarrisSearcyAR
Randy and KathyHarrisBoiseID
Scot and BeckyHarrisSearcyAR
David and NancyHatfieldSearcyAR
Tom and DarleneHawkinsClevelandOH
Mary AnneHayesMountain ViewAR
Steve and LaraHaynesColliervilleTN
Budd and DorisHebertSearcyAR
Kyle and SarahHeffleyRogersAR
Bill and JaneHefleyLittle RockAR
Steve and SamanthaHeinenTulsaOK
John and KerryHelbigConroeTX
Doyle and MaryHelmsWacoTX
Jerry and Mary MargaretHeltonOrlandoFL
Cam and AndreaHendersonBeavertonOR
Joel and AliciaHendersonHixsonTN
John and AnitaHendersonJudsoniaAR
Tom and LindaHendersonBrentwoodTN
Herman and CarolHendonSearcyAR
Blake and AllysonHendrixSearcyAR
Darwin and BethHendrixAntoineAR
Mike and LisaHenkelNapervilleIL
Tom and Mary BethHerringNashvilleTN
Hal and JodiHessBostonMA
Chuck and MelindaHicksSearcyAR
Robert and LeslieHigbeeConcordNC
Ed and LoletaHigginbothamSearcyAR
Jerry and FernHillRiverheadNY
Everett and AnnHintonHastingsNE
Julie and RalphHixson-WallaceSearcyAR
Harry and SaraHodgesStarkvilleMS
Joel and EmilyHoggardSearcyAR
Phil and JudyHoggardSearcyAR
Drew and LindseyHolbertLittle RockAR
Jon and CatieHolmanSearcyAR
Jamey and LeahHolsombakePanama CityFL
James and PamelaHoltSouthlakeTX
Randy and TanyaHoltSearcyAR
Terry and KellyHootenEdmondOK
Jeffrey and JudyHopperSearcyAR
Matt and LindsayHornerMemphisTN
Brad and JillHortonLittle RockAR
Chris and ConnieHortonRogersAR
Glen and BarbaraHouseSearcyAR
Jay and CarrieHouseBroken ArrowOK
Jim and SueHouseSearcyAR
Matt and KalenHouseSearcyAR
J.R. and KathyHowardSearcyAR
John and ChrysHowardWest MonroeLA
Ryan and ChristiHowardWest MonroeLA
Byron and JeanetteHowellGermantownTN
Liz and CharlieHowellSearcyAR
Mike and GinnyHowellSherwoodAR
Donald and LindaHudsonNashvilleTN
Dave and PattiHueyTulsaOK
Evertt and IleeneHuffardMemphisTN
Jim and JudithHumphreysJacksonTN
Gerald and Mary AnnHunnicuttLos AngelesCA
Craig and BrendaHunterAlpharettaGA
Neal and MelanieHunterGarlandTX
Steve and DedraHunterBentonvilleAR
Ron and DonnaHutchisonSearcyAR
Robert and AngelaHutsonColleyvilleTX
Nathan and LindyIngramMagnoliaTX
Allan and CaroleIsomSearcyAR
Chris and AprilJacksonPortlandTX
Don and LynnJacksonNashTX
Clint and KristinaJamesSoldotnaAK
Jay and RebeccaJamesSearcyAR
Mike and BethJamesSearcyAR
David and JanetJeffcoatFt Walton BchFL
Robert and KerryJenkinsMariettaGA
Fred and AliceJewellSearcyAR
Clyde and JeanJohnsonHarrisonAR
Glen and KirstinJohnsonLittle RockAR
Harold and SandraJohnsonHarrisonAR
Kim and BillJohnsonGahannaOH
Roy and SandraJohnsonBirminghamAL
Craig and CarolJonesSearcyAR
PaulaJonesBella VistaAR
Phillip and JennyJonesClintonAR
Rees and ShannaJonesSearcyAR
Steve and DiAnnJonesSaint CharlesMO
Thomas and LucyJonesMenaAR
John and GlendaJordanBrentwoodTN
Nathan and LynneJorgensonFayettevilleAR
Ray and SaraJouettLittle RockAR
Trey and AnnJuddClarksvilleTN
Andy and MeaganJustusSearcyAR
Don and CarolynKeeSearcyAR
Kevin and SusanKehlSearcyAR
Les and CarolKeimEurekaMO
Korey and KimKeithTexarkanaAR
Chris and BethKelleyClemmonsNC
Barry and PhyllisKeltonColliervilleTN
Denton and DeeKernodleJonesboroAR
Shawn and GloriaKilleenSherwoodAR
Scott and AllisonKimberlyMurfreesboroTN
Roy and StarKimreyBartlesvilleOK
Kenny and MelyssaKinnearTulsaOK
Randy and JonealKirbyWest MonroeLA
Lowell and DonnaKirkbrideClevelandMS
Brett and KimKirkmanSearcyAR
JohnKochSaint LouisMO
Kelly and AnnaKoonceMonticelloAR
Max and BeckyKoonceBentonvilleAR
KayKoskoOrmond BeachFL
Jim and DebbieKuepkerKansas CityMO
Stacy and AngelKymesTulsaOK
Scott and KathyLaFerneySearcyAR
David and JoyLaceyChannelviewTX
David and DonnaLaddFishersvilleVA
John and DeniseLakePlanoTX
Steve and EdnaLakeSearcyAR
Bill and HelenLambertSearcyAR
Harry and TishLeasureSearcyAR
Kerbe and DeloresLeeColumbiaTN
Dewey and GinaLeggettMcKinneyTX
Barries and ChristineLeungDestrehanLA
Brian and StaceyLewisEugeneOR
Jon and MelitaLewisLittle RockAR
David and GerriLillyGarlandTX
Dorvin and Leigh EllenLivelyWestlakeTX
Woody and CrystalLodenEdmondOK
Gary and TheresaLongAtlantaGA
Larry and DonnaLongSearcyAR
Topper and CaroleLongFranklinTN
Annie and JoseLopezPaoliIN
Roger and MaryLuallenSearcyAR
Brian and AmyMaddoxSearcyAR
Paul and ErickaMapleBrentwoodTN
Beth and AndrewMarshGreenfieldIN
Gary and SherilynMartinMedinaTN
Mark and KarlaMasseyPlanoTX
Dan and ConnieMassieGermantownTN
Neal and ConnieMastersHendersonNV
Charlie and LawanaMaxwellGermantownTN
Shawn and ArleneMayesTulsaOK
Paul and RobinMaynardAftonMN
Eddie and KathyMcAdamsSearcyAR
Scott and TeriMcBrayerVan BurenAR
Art and CharlotteMcClellanGallatinTN
Ken and SusanMcConnaughhaySearcyAR
Frank and BeckyMcCownSearcyAR
Wes and AmyMcCownCoppellTX
Robert and SilvaMcCreadySearcyAR
James and MerrillMcCrearyCharlotteNC
Greg and SharonMcCubbinCharlotteNC
Todd and JanaMcCulloughBrentwoodTN
John and NancyMcDanielMaumelleAR
Bryan and MeredithMcDermottDenverNC
Keith and SusanMcGuirePilot PointTX
Chris and KalaiMcHanSpringTX
Robert and PeggyMcKechnieNorth Little RockAR
Stan and BeckyMcKeeverAmarilloTX
Jeff and TammieMcKinnonEl DoradoAR
Bruce and AnnMcLartySearcyAR
Randy and TeresaMcLeodSearcyAR
Rowan and CeceliaMcLeodSearcyAR
Jack and JerryMcNuttSearcyAR
Kent and RaylynMeansMount DoraFL
Dwight and LesleyMelsonSuwaneeGA
Bob and LeslieMengelbergLouisvilleKY
Adin and EmilyMenkinBentonvilleAR
Jeff and EmmieMercerSearcyAR
Glen and GretchenMethenySearcyAR
Jerry and BeverlyMidyettGermantownTN
Clark and SusanMillerNorcrossGA
Don and NancyMillerBradyTX
Donnie and LeahMillerSearcyAR
James and SusanMillerQueenstownMD
Scott and TerriMillerHarrisonAR
Matt and RachaelMilliganSpring HillTN
Bob and ShelbyMillsOrmond BeachFL
Scott and Sue AnnMillsClemmonsNC
Kurt and BethMinnichTulsaOK
Homer and JoyceMontgomeryColorado SpringsCO
Ray and RebeccaMontgomerySearcyAR
Ryan and BrandiMoodyPleasant PlainsAR
Berry and AndreaMooreFleming IslandFL
Lew and SueMooreSearcyAR
Bill and MozelleMorganLoudonTN
Paul and JanMorganSearcyAR
Al and DorisMorrisRichmondKY
Felix and LisaMorrisFlorenceAL
Howard and DebbieMorrisSearcyAR
Joseph and AmandaMortonSearcyAR
Mike and MarciMurphySearcyAR
Jonathan and LaurenMurrayLittle ElmTX
Dwight and KatherineMusslemanSpringTX
Ed and JaniceMyersBatesvilleAR
Ben and JulieNeelyDaytonOH
Brett and HollyNeelyDaytonOH
Jonathan and LeslieNeelyDexterMO
Matthew and AmandaNeelyDaytonOH
RebeccaNeelyNorth Little RockAR
Seth and SarahNellerBrentwoodTN
Hugh and MaryNewcombBoiseID
Dan and BarbaraNewsomSearcyAR
Jeff and KimNewtonApopkaFL
Greg and ShelliNiblockStuttgartAR
Bob and LoriNicholsJonesboroAR
Ken and RamonaNolandNewport NewsVA
Jim and Mary JoNorrisSearcyAR
Howard and JaneNortonSearcyAR
MarthaNortonLenoir CityTN
Rob and SherryNossamanBentonAR
Don and Harold AnnNowlinMayfieldKY
Harry and JoyOlreeSearcyAR
Tim and PattyOlreeAllenTX
Glenn and SuzanneOrganBay CityTX
Rodney and JenniferOrrHopeAR
Charles and PhyllisParkerSenathMO
Cliff and PatParkerFort WorthTX
Jason and TriciaParkerRound RockTX
Mark and CathyParkeyFranklinTN
RobertParksNew HavenCT
Steve and SuziParrettColumbiaTN
J.L. and JudyPateSearcyAR
Ben and RachelPattersonAllenTX
Brent and ElizabethPattersonMemphisTN
Payton and KristyPattersonPanama CityFL
Gary and EllenPayneGrantAL
Richard and JeaninePeckSearcyAR
Larry and TishPeeblesTexarkanaTX
Sammy and SuzannePeeblesNashvilleAR
Scott and RachelPenickNorth BrunswickNJ
Jim and MelissaPentecostJacksonTN
Jeff and DannaPerryMount JulietTN
Jon and MichellePerryMadisonAL
Keith and ChristyPerryMemphisTN
John and CarolPettyWartraceTN
Vernon and MichellePettyHuntsvilleAL
Phill and SharonPharrBrentwoodTN
Phil and CarolPhilipsCookevilleTN
Nancy and CharlesPickleRichardsonTX
Orvis and LorettaPiggSuwaneeGA
James and TanyaPinsonLittle RockAR
George and JuliePitcherPortlandOR
Kevin and KarenPopeFayettevilleAR
Nick and JudyPoulosSpringdaleAR
Lee and SharonPowellPaducahKY
Jeff and JenniferPrattDallasTX
Dean and CarolynPriestSearcyAR
Brice and JaceyPriestleyDallasTX
Joel and MonaPritchettSearcyAR
Roger and KarenPritchettNorth Little RockAR
Bryan and AmyPruittDallasTX
Bert and DenisePurdyArnoldMO
Lana and StevePurteeJonesboroAR
Matt and IngridQuigleyClarkstonMI
Vann and ConnieRackleySearcyAR
Charles and HarrietRaleySearcyAR
Nate and KatieRamirezSearcyAR
Bruce and CathyRampyWarrentonVA
Joel and ValerieRapowitzMariettaGA
Jonathan and ElizabethRayBrentwoodTN
Allen and VeronicaReadFlowery BranchGA
Beth and ChadReaganBowling GreenKY
Kevin and JulesReddMemphisTN
David and KayReddingSearcyAR
Joel and LoriReedBerkeley LakeGA
Bob and CharlannReelySearcyAR
John and CindiReeseMaumelleAR
Joel and ConnieReevesRichardsonTX
Waylon and MelanieReevesJudsoniaAR
Jonathan and BrandieReynoldsEl DoradoAR
Reggie and JudyReynoldsSearcyAR
Guilford and PatRiceSearcyAR
Bill and HollyRichardsonSearcyAR
Joyce and JohnRicheyBatesvilleAR
Allen and LoriRichmondBartlesvilleOK
Clarence and ValleRichmondSearcyAR
Dustin and AmandaRichterMcKinneyTX
David and Jo AnnRidingsSearcyAR
Dennis and TerriRineSearcyAR
Matt and JulieRisingerWindermereFL
David and SavannahRobertsLawrencevilleGA
Merritt and DeniseRobertsGuthrieOK
Richie and KarenRobertsRogersAR
Steven and LynneRobertsLawrencevilleGA
Bill and AnnRobertsonSearcyAR
Marvin and RokiRobertsonSearcyAR
Thom and TamiRobinsonRussellvilleAR
Jim and JanetteRogersTahlequahOK
Jonathan and RachelRogersNorth Little RockAR
Sherman and MeredithRogersBloomingtonIN
Kent and Norma LouRollmannSearcyAR
Dan and DonnaRoperGroverMO
Scott and KelleyRoseSearcyAR
Robert and KaryRossSearcyAR
Jacob and HellenRotichManorTX
Anson and WendyRoyceAlbuquerqueNM
Ronnie and PaulaRummageAntiochTN
Ryan and ClaireRummageLittle RockAR
Craig and Lee AnneRussellSearcyAR
Jack and MarjorieRyanSearcyAR
Tyler and HeidiSamuelDallasTX
Don and PattiSandersSearcyAR
Leon and MarilynSandersonColliervilleTN
Greg and BandiSansomAustinTX
John and DarleneSansomPensacolaFL
Mel and LoriSansomSearcyAR
Glenn and FrancieSavageAlabasterAL
Robert and BeckySavageCoppellTX
Marshall and LinSchusterLittle RockAR
Jerry and LindaSchwiegerNashvilleTN
Scott and JessicaSchwiegerFranklinTN
Mike and TamraScottJohns CreekGA
Morris and BrendaSeawelSearcyAR
Don and NancySelvidgeMattoonIL
Dan and SharonShappardBartlettTN
Scott and StacieShappardBoiseID
Mike and JenniferShearerPlanoTX
Arthur and SheriShearinSearcyAR
Jim and LoriSheltonSearcyAR
EddieShieldsLittle RockAR
Matt and DawnShinnBurlingtonIA
Sam and CathieShultzSearcyAR
John and KristiSibertBirminghamAL
Tom and LindySidesChesterVA
James and JanetSimmonsSearcyAR
Kurt and JeanSimmonsRichardsonTX
Ellis and LoriSloanSearcyAR
Danny and NancySmelserFlorenceAL
Mansel and KesiaSmelserColumbiaTN
David and LindaSmithLittle RockAR
Dean and SusanSmithDentonTX
Dwight and CarolineSmithSearcyAR
Floyd and VickySmithRowlettTX
Frank and HeidiSmithOklahoma CityOK
Grant and SaraSmithFayettevilleAR
Jordan and HeatherSmithTulsaOK
MattSmithFort WayneIN
Michael and BeverlySmithNorth Little RockAR
Stephen and MelodySmithTulsaOK
Steve and CherylSmithClintonAR
Steve and JanSmithSearcyAR
Todd and SusanSmithBrentwoodTN
Tim and JenniferSpannDicksonTN
Greg and CarolSpearsSearcyAR
Marty and GlendaSpearsSearcyAR
Phil and CharmaineStacyRogersAR
Paul and SuzanneStarksHurstTX
Tom and BarbaraStatomSearcyAR
Josh and RachelSteedBirminghamAL
Zach and JanelSteedHooverAL
Mike and FawndaSteelmanLittle RockAR
Rodney and SaraStegerHuntsvilleAL
Dana and MandySteilSearcyAR
Josh and CamilleStevensKellerTX
Mark and AngelaStevensSouthlakeTX
Daniel and CindeeStockstillSearcyAR
Bill and KarenStokesHammontonNJ
Joe and KarenStorkSpringTX
Steve and WynneStriplingProsperTX
Jody and AndreaStylesBauxiteAR
John and BrittanySullivanAntiochTN
Dan and PattiSummersSearcyAR
Matt and LanaSummittLittle RockAR
Paul and IreneSummittParagouldAR
Hyatt and JodiSuttonBrentwoodTN
Swaid and ChristySwaidBirminghamAL
Neil and SheilaSwainEdgewoodNM
Ron and JackieSwannAtlantaGA
Ty and SheenaSwindleSearcyAR
Tom and RobinTaborDuluthGA
Tom and NancyTackettPleasant PlainsAR
Jake and KelbyTanseyNorth Richland HillsTX
Sid and NaitaTateSearcyAR
Brad and CathyTaylorAbileneTX
Greg and JillTaylorBroken ArrowOK
Rex and DeniseTaylorLucasTX
Pat and Helen RuthTeagueLittle RockAR
Scott and JenniferTeagueNorth Little RockAR
Max and AliceTeeheeSearcyAR
Bob and AngieTempletonKellerTX
Andy and JenniferThomasDallasTX
Britt and WendyThomasMemphisTN
Dwight and Mary LeaThompsonHammontonNJ
MartyThompsonSulphur SpringsTX
Todd and JeannieThompsonLynn HavenFL
Chris and KelleyThorntonConwayAR
Ray and Ruth AnneTolandSearcyAR
Tommy and PansyTomlinsonOlive BranchMS
Brian and DianeTreusdellBoerneTX
Brett and MelodyTriplettCirclevilleOH
Jim and BettyTrotterRaytownMO
Morgan and JamieTrotterWildwoodMO
Kevin and LauraUebeleinEdmontonAB
Evan and BettyUlreySearcyAR
Robert and JillUlreyLittle RockAR
Charles and KristaUnderwoodHot SpringsAR
David and JanUnderwoodSearcyAR
Mike and SylviaVanlandinghamSeminoleOK
Johnny and ShirleyVaughanBartlesvilleOK
Mark and MandyVaughnHolly SpringsNC
Bobby and LynnVawterCordovaTN
Jody and LouiseVenkatesanLaurelMD
Jim and CarlaVickThe WoodlandsTX
Allen and LisaWagnerLakelandTN
Marcus and RachelWagnerChattanoogaTN
Ben and WendyWaitesSuwaneeGA
Mat and DaniWaitesNashvilleTN
Doug and JudyWalkerKellerTX
Michael and MelissaWalkerSpringTX
David and RebeccaWallerHasletTX
Rodney and SuzanneWallerArlingtonTX
Mark and SusanWallisGreenwood VillageCO
Terry and DonnaWallisLewisvilleTX
Matt and HaleyWaltersNashvilleTN
Joe and CarlaWardLakelandTN
Tom and LindaWarmackSheridanAR
Bill and KatieWarrenChattanoogaTN
Bud and IrisWarrenHuntsvilleAL
Jim and JenniferWarrenDuluthGA
Bob and BethWatsonNormanOK
Jarrod and LiaWatsonNashvilleTN
Mark and KeaWatsonSearcyAR
Russ and KenzieWatsonSearcyAR
Tom and Leigh AnneWatsonFriscoTX
Zearl and BettyWatsonSearcyAR
Lathan and KimWattsLewisvilleTX
Tim and RobinWattsTahlequahOK
Gene and BeckieWeaverSearcyAR
Kent and TeresaWebbBentonvilleAR
Scott and AllieWebbOklahoma CityOK
Ty and JanetWebbSpartaTN
Mark and StacyWeeksBrentwoodTN
Chris and MarthaWestRacineWI
Tim and AnessaWestbrookSearcyAR
Scott and AmyWestjohnConwayAR
Mark and ConnieWhiteSearcyAR
Russ and SueWhiteLittle RockAR
T.J. and JaimeWhiteheadAugustaAR
Curt and LuannWiederspanEatonCO
Ray and WandaWilburnTulsaOK
Kent and AmyWileyParkerCO
Dale and KellyWilkinsSearcyAR
Dan and GinaWilliamsSearcyAR
Kieth and KathyWilliamsBeebeAR
Mike and LisaWilliamsMontgomeryAL
Ronnie and PamWilliamsOlive BranchMS
Steve and Rhonda KayWilliamsSearcyAR
Ed and BethWilsonSearcyAR
Hershel and PatWilsonBanningCA
Lauren and EthanWilsonSearcyAR
Woody and LindaWilsonSearcyAR
Rusty and TiffanyWindleEureka SpringsAR
Scott and DeniseWinterSenoiaGA
Alan and Billie RuthWondersRichardsonTX
Jon and LisaWoodNorth CantonOH
MargieWoodNorth Little RockAR
Paul and HeidiWoolardForsythIL
Glenn and ChristyWrightMiddleburgFL
Liza and ChrisWrightLittle RockAR
Lynn and PatWrightLittle RockAR
Tom and KathyWrightArlingtonTN
Todd and HeatherWyattSearcyAR
Don and DorisYatesSearcyAR
Terry and StaceyYatesSearcyAR
Dennis and CheriYeckeSearcyAR
Bill and LaresaYickCopperas CoveTX
J.D. and KimYinglingSearcyAR
Phillip and BrandyYoungColumbiaTN
Larry and CarolynYurchoDallasTX
Victor and CindyZapataFort WorthTX
Craig and PatriciaZeringueSearcyAR
JeffreyZernLittle RockAR

Contact List

Dr. Bruce D. McLarty, Presidentpresident@harding.edu501-279-4274
Dr. David Collins, Executive Vice Presidentdcollins@harding.edu501-279-4332
Dr. Bryan Burks, Vice President of University Advancementbburks@harding.edu501-279-4312
Julie Turner, Administrative Assistantjeturner@harding.edu501-279-4312
Steve Lake, Assistant Vice President, Senior Advancement Officerlake@harding.edu501-279-4152
Ken Bissell, Senior Advancement Officerkbissell@harding.edu501-279-4177
Dan Campbell, Senior Advancement Officerdgcampbell@harding.edu501-279-5468
David Underwood, Senior Advancement Officerdunderwood@harding.edu501-279-4214
Morris Seawel, Senior Advancement Officermseawel@harding.edu501-279-4277
Emily Roberts, Harding Fund Directoremroberts@harding.edu501-279-4860
Andi Haney, Generation HU Directorahaney@harding.edu501-279-4033
Harding University Bookstore 800-477-4351
Heritage Inn 888-766-2465
Harding University Switchboard 501-279-4000

Scholarship Fund

The President's Council Scholarship Fund assists students with a variety of financial needs, including academic, athletic, departmental and performance-related scholarships. With more than 80 percent of Harding's students requiring some form of financial assistance, this scholarship fund addresses Harding's primary commitment to the recruitment of quality students.

Gifts made to the President’s Council Scholarship Fund are unrestricted and therefore added to The Harding Fund. These gifts, along with restricted scholarship donations and endowed scholarships, help reduce the cost of attendance by one-third and make it possible for many students who otherwise could not afford their Harding education to be here. These young men and women leave campus prepared to serve God, their families and neighbors through their faith and work.

Gifts by President’s Council members are not limited to unrestricted donations. Members can make restricted gifts to support specific programs, or to an endowed scholarship, which is regarded as restricted.



What is the President’s Council?

The President's Council has provided more than 51 years of notable assistance to the University. Bringing energy and generosity to the task, Council members have a distinguished record of diligent service and faithful support.

Council members: 

- Function as goodwill ambassadors
- Furnish advice and counsel on matters of strategic importance
- Contribute financial support and leadership, especially to the President's Council Scholarship Fund
- Assist in student recruitment and job placement
- Identify new Council prospects and work with Advancement staff in the recruitment process.

How does one become a member of the President’s Council?

The Council includes people who are committed to the mission of Harding University: to integrate faith, learning and living. From a wide geographical distribution, the University seeks additional men and women for Council membership who demonstrate their interest in advancing the cause of Christian education and its potential impact on the world through their service to Harding University.

Members are asked to commit to a three-year donor pledge in one of the four giving levels to qualify for the Council. Members are also encouraged to participate in the bi-annual President’s Council meetings, though attendance is not required for membership.

Please call us at (800)477-4312 or email at to visit with one of our Senior Advancement Officers about joining the President's Council.  We would love for you to join.

When a President’s Council member donates to Harding, what do those funds support?

The President's Council Scholarship Fund assists students with a variety of financial needs, including academic, athletic, departmental and performance-related scholarships. With more than 80 percent of Harding's students requiring some form of financial assistance, this scholarship fund addresses Harding's primary commitment to the recruitment of quality students.

Gifts made to the President’s Council Scholarship Fund are unrestricted and therefore added to The Harding Fund. These gifts, along with restricted scholarship donations and endowed scholarships, help reduce the cost of attendance by one-third and make it possible for many students who otherwise could not afford their Harding education to be here. These young men and women leave campus prepared to serve God, their families and neighbors through their faith and work.

Can I make a restricted gift to Harding and qualify for membership in the President’s Council?

Yes, gifts by President’s Council members are not limited to unrestricted donations. Members can make restricted gifts to support specific programs, or to an endowed scholarship, which is regarded as restricted.

What is the President’s Council Medallion Collection, and how do I receive the set of medallions?

Your commitment and support enables Harding to continue the legacy set by our past presidents and many others who made Harding their personal ministry. As a token of our appreciation for your donation, we are pleased to offer the President’s Council Medallion Collection, which depicts the likenesses of Harding’s four presidents on the obverse of one of four 2 ½-inch medallions, and the University seal on the reverse. Each medallion comes with its own wooden stand.

The medallions represent the different President’s Council giving levels. When you give within a specific level, you will receive that level’s medallion and all lower levels. As you graduate through the levels, you will receive those respective medals. Donors are limited to one medallion per level.

Am I required to receive the medallions if I don’t want them?

No, you can decline the medallions if you prefer.

How often does the President’s Council meet?

The President’s Council meets twice annually, during Homecoming weekend in the Fall and Spring Sing (Easter) weekend in the Spring. Attendance is not mandatory, but members are encouraged to attend.

Why did you change the structure of the President’s Council?

The goal of the new structure is to not only expand Council participation and make the donor group more inclusive, but to acknowledge the presidents’ legacies. As we constantly speak with donors, we see a tremendous value in inviting alumni and friends of all ages and demographic backgrounds to join the Council.

It is also fitting in an organization called the President’s Council that we acknowledge the four men who committed themselves to the high calling of chief executive officer.

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