Mercer University’s Board of Trustees named two northern Virginia residents to serve five-year terms on the board. The new Mercer trustees are Dr. Neville Callam of Falls Church and Claude M. (Mick) Kicklighter of McLean. The board met on Nov. 9 for its annual meeting at the University Center on the university’s Macon, Georgia, campus.
Dr. Callam is general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, a global body representing more than 110 million Baptists worldwide. He was born in Jamaica and is the Alliance’s first non-white leader and first leader from outside the United States and Europe. He is a pastor and academic specializing in Christian ethics and theology. A retired lieutenant general, Kicklighter was appointed as director and principal investigator of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program at the George Mason University School of Law in 2008, following a 50-year career in military and government. He was a highly decorated Army officer for 35 years.