Berea College Board of Trustees Elects New Member

The Berea College Board of Trustees elected Brenda Williams Guy Lane as a board member for a six-year term.

Brenda Guy Lane is the newest Berea College Trustee

Berea College Trustee Brenda Guy Lane

After graduating from Berea College in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Lane was employed as a social worker with the Greenville Hospital System for 20 years. In 2000, she was hired as a selection/intake coordinator with the Governor’s Office Continuum of Care Program in South Carolina. She was later assigned to the role of service coordinator until her retirement in 2017.

Lane was the recipient of the Carter G. Woodson award at Berea College in 1994 and the Alumni Loyalty award in 2012. She has continued to volunteer as an Admissions alumni ambassador since 1986.

Lane has served on numerous community and agency boards. She is active in her church, Enoree Baptist Church, in Greenville, S.C., where she serves on the Hospitality Committee and is one of the youth advisors. Lane currently resides in Maudlin, S.C. with her husband, Bill Lane, a 1976 Berea College graduate.

As one of four Alumni Trustees on the board, Lane was nominated by the Alumni Executive Council to serve a six-year term. Other Berea alumni serve as regular members of the Berea College Board of Trustees.


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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.