The ACU Board of Trustees welcomed three new board members during its meeting Sing Song weekend.
Rick Atchley, Bill Minick, and Marelyn B. Shedd were voted to the university’s governing body and officially began their terms on Feb. 15. They help comprise the 32 members of the Board of Trustees.
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For 25 years, Atchley has served as the preaching minister for The Hills Church of Christ. He recently was name ACU’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. In 1978, Atchley graduated from ACU with a B.A. in communications and a minor in Bible and received a M.A. in religious communications with a minor in Bible in 1982 at ACU.
Atchley and his wife, Jamie, have three children.
Minick is president of PartnerSource, the largest consulting firm on alternatives to workers’ compensation, after practicing law for nine years. In 1982, he graduated with a B.B.A. in finance. Minick received his J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1985 and a Master of Laws degree in taxation at Southern Methodist University School of Law. Minick also serves on boards and committees for Pepperdine University and the City of University Park.
He has three children and is married to Dr. Melissa Tonn, who serves on the Board of Regents for Texas Woman’s University.
Shedd is the regional president at First Financial Bank for Abilene, Odessa, Albany, Clyde and Moran. She graduated from Baylor University with a B.B.A. in finance and economics in 1983. She also serves on the board of Abilene Arts Alliance and as board chair of the Community Foundation of Abilene and the Hendrick Medical Center Foundation and is vice president of the Development Corporation of Abilene.
She and her husband, Glen, have two daughters.
Dr. Barry Packer, ACU Board of Trustees chair, said the new members will be provided with a thorough orientation this spring and summer.
“All three of the new board members bring a passion for ACU and its mission, which is paramount in what the Board of Trustees looks for in selecting new members,” Packer said. “In addition, each of our new trustees connects with different segments of the university’s constituency and bring individual gifts and skills that will enhance the board’s ability to effectively govern the university.”