About the Bingham

The Bingham Fund for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1987 as a result of the vision and generosity of the late Mary and Barry Bingham Sr. and the late William T. Young. In addition, since 1990, the program has offered support for continuing professional growth and improvement through the David and Betty Jones Faculty Development Fund, made possible by the gifts of Mr. and Mrs. David Jones and William T. Young.

The Bingham Fund and its restricted endowment are administered by a separate Bingham Board of Trust. The original, basic endowment of $5 million has subsequently grown to nearly $116 million through appreciation and additional gifts. 

Bingham Board of Trust

Christopher H. Young, Chair
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Jonathan Berkey
Davidson, North Carolina

George Branch
Paris, Kentucky

Norwood Cowgill Jr.
Lexington, Kentucky

Carol Jones
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Dan Jones
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. John K. Roth
Claremont, California

Dr. Sarah Stanbury
Worcester, Massachusetts

Dr. John N. Williams Jr., Executive Director
Prospect, Kentucky

William T. Young Jr.
Lexington, Kentucky

Brien Lewis, ex officio
Transylvania University

Staff Liaison

Rhyan Conyers
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Transylvania University
Lexington, Kentucky