FHU Names Two New Trustees to Board
Freed-Hardeman University added two new members to its board of trustees at their meeting Oct. 26. Current members of the board appointed Thomas Gumm, Glasgow, Ky., and Jay Dryden, Toney, Ala., to the board, according to FHU President Joe Wiley.
Gumm is founder and chief executive officer of Alliance Corporation, builders of commercial buildings. Educated at Western Kentucky University, he received the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky MVP Award in 2006. He is an elder at the South Green Street Church of Christ in Glasgow. He and his wife, the former Tishie Carter, have four children: Lisa Gumm-Gray, Jacenda Green, Thomas Jason Gumm and William Matthew Gumm. Alliance Corporation was the construction management firm for Anderson Science Center on the FHU campus.
Dryden, a 2001 graduate of Freed-Hardeman, is the functional manager/financial advisor of Dryden, Bound & Associates, a financial planning/financial services firm in Huntsville, Ala. He is vice chairman of AGAPE of North Alabama and a member of the Board of Trustees of Jack-Nelle Institute, a ministry training facility and Christian school in Vijayawada, India. He and his wife, the former Hilde Heiss, worship with the Shiloh Church of Christ in Hazel Green, Ala.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of FHU. They adopt fundamental statements of mission and policy to ensure the accomplishment of the university’s mission.