John H. Edwards
First Vice Chair
A board member since 2007, Edwards is the chair of the board of trustees. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he earned his B.A. from Boston College and then received his M.A. in early American history from San Francisco State University. Since 1980 he has been a member of the dispensing committee of John R. McCune Charitable Trust in Pittsburgh, and since 2001 he has been a member of the planning and development committee of the McCune Foundation. Senator John McCune of Oklahoma, uncle to John Edwards, was married to a William Woods alumna, and his daughters attended WWU as well. Edwards has been a board member for Hamden Hall Country Day School, a private K-12 school in Hamden, Connecticut, since 1991 and has been chairman since 2000. From 1984 to 1994, he was the transcriber and administrator for publishing “The Works of Jonathan Edwards,” a project based at Yale University. In 2004, he presented a LEAD program at William Woods on the importance of history and Jonathan Edwards’ place in American history.