Two new board members were recently named to the Tusculum College Board of Trustees. Dr. Jerry F. Ward and Frank J. Horsman ‘69 are the newest members to help guide the College through service on the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Ward was born and reared in Gadsden, Ala. He received his undergraduate degree in business and economics from King College and his master’s degree and doctorate in educational administration from East Tennessee State University. Dr. Ward has served as assistant principal, principal and Superintendent of Schools in the Greeneville City School System and was named Tennessee Superintendent of the Year in 2002.
Dr. Ward served on the faculty of Tusculum College from 1994 until 2004, serving as distinguished service professor of education, department chair and division chair. He served on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Elementary Commission, on the Upper East Tennessee Educational Cooperative Board, the Upper East Tennessee Office of Economic Opportunity Regional Advisory Board and the Greene Valley Developmental Center Human Rights Committee.
In the community, Dr. Ward has served on the boards of the Greene County YMCA, the Greene County Library, the Nathanael Greene Museum, the Grandfather Home for Children and the Town of Greeneville Civil Service Board. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of Sunset Gap Community Center and Holston Presbytery Commission for Chuckey Presbyterian Church.
He is a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he is an ordained elder, choir member and a member of the Finance and Facilities Committee. Dr. Ward is married to Carolyn Lansford Ward ‘88, who is a former assistant professor of education at Tusculum College. The Wards have three sons: David, a physician in North Carolina; Tim, a detective for the Greeneville Police Department; and Jeff, an attorney for Milligan and Coleman Law Firm. The Wards have four grandchildren.
The Wards have been supporters of the College for many years and in 2008 set up an endowed scholarship to provide scholarships for able and deserving students majoring in elementary education and other deserving students majoring in education.
Horsman, who resides in Roswell, Ga., is a Tusculum College alumnus and a financial consultant in the investment industry. Most recently he was vice president/advisor consultant with Nuveen Investments, Inc. in Atlanta. He previously served as regional vice president of Schwab Institutional, also in Atlanta.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1970. He is a Veteran of Vietnam and is a Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Flying Cross Medal recipient. He was also 101st Airborne Division’s Soldier of the Month.
Horsman received his bachelor’s of science degree from Tusculum College in business administration and in addition to his general securities licenses, holds an ABA-NS in real estate finance from Ohio State University.
He and his wife, Kay, have three children, Matthew, Rachel and Shaun.