University School of Jackson

Board of Trustees

The board sets policy and focuses on long-range and strategic issues. The primary role of the board is to hire, oversee, and evaluate annually the Head of School and to uphold USJ's mission and values.

2021-2022

Chairman: John Whybrew
Vice Chairman: Geoffrey Lindley
Secretary: Ashby Scott
Treasurer: Matt Fite

Members:

Caroline Campbell
Jennifer Craig
Brian Dougan
Matt Fite
Anita Hamilton
Stephen Hammond
Darrell King
Geoffrey Lindley
Steve Maroney
Preston Miller
Ashby Scott
Trey Teague
Kathryn Tucker
Sara Jane Via
John Whybrew

Robert G. Lamons, President
Jerry D. Kizer, Jr., Vice President
Bill Ennis, Treasurer
Martha Truell, Secretary
Robert E. Alderson
Harbert Alexander
Bruce Bledsoe
Brenda Bruhn
Cole Dowsley
J. Woody Forbes
Charles S. Foster
Charles A. Jackson
Ron Kirkland
Phyllis Maley
John E. McCutchen
Martha W. Sharpe
Gordon Sipes
Matt Thomson
Hunter Welles

1987-1988 Robert G. Lamons
1988-1990 Jerry Kizer
1990-1991 Buster Ferguson
1991-1992 David Fite
1992-1993 Carl Kirkland
1993-1995 Carolyn Epps
1995-1997 Jim Campbell
1997-2000 Richard Fite
2000-2001 Tom Reed
2001-2004 Gary Taylor
2004-2006 John Burleson
2006-2008 Charlie Garrett
2008-2010 Dale Thomas
2010-2012 Anita Hamilton
2012-2014 Steve Maroney
2014-2016 Richard Ayers
2016- John New

1987-1989 Kim Barton
1989-1993 Verne Hawes
1993 James Vaught
1993-1994 Carolyn Epps*
1994-2001 Don Coffey
2001-2006 Steve Maloan
2006-2007 Don Coffey*
2007-2013 Clay Lilienstern
2013-2020 Stuart Hirstein
2020- Don Roe
*denotes interim position

Robert Alderson
Bill Ennis
Carl Kirkland
Jerry Kizer
John McCutchen
Tom Reed
Gordon Sipes
Hunter Welles

For More Information

Don Roe
Head of School

[email protected]

Becky Baskin
Assistant to the Head of School

[email protected]

NEWS

Headnotes: Mission

09/01/2021

September 1, 2021   Greetings USJ Families,   We strive for intentionality in being a mission-based institution. At almost every meeting and professional development session, the idea of mission is mentioned and questions are raised about how the issue we are addressing applies to our mission as a school. These conversations often...

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USJ Announces New Leadership for the Bruins Boys Basketball

06/02/2021

When the USJ Bruins hit the court this fall, they will be under new leadership. Athletic Director Michael Stroup has appointed Coach Jeffery Jones to lead the Boys Bruins Basketball program with the assistance of Ryan Yates.    Athletic Director Michael Stroup shared, “We’re very excited...

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Headnotes: 3 Words, 3 Truths, 3 Pieces of Advice

05/18/2021

Class of 2021 Commencement Address   3 Words, 3 Truths, 3 Pieces of Advice   3 Words:   University...School...Jackson   I have a tremendous affinity for them separately, as well as when combined as one.   University: Latin for a community of teachers and scholars. Having been around for a thousand years, the...

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Ayers Duo to Lead The Way to a New Lady Bruins Legacy

05/14/2021

The University School of Jackson’s Director of Athletics Michael Stroup announces Joel Ayers as the new head coach for the Lady Bruins basketball and softball programs. He will be joining the Bruin family along with his wife, Ashley, who will serve as the assistant basketball coach...

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