January 24, 2020
Hood College welcomed three new Trustees during its October board meeting. Phillip Richard Pittman, Lance Withers Slaughter and Charlotte Sizoo Whitenight ’68 all were elected to four-year terms.
Pittman, M.D., is chief of the Department of Clinical Research, director of the Military Vaccine Clinical Research Center, and senior medical scientist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick. Pittman’s writing and scientific research resides in more than 50 publications including manuscripts and books. He retired from the Marines as a colonel in 2010. During his service, he was awarded more than a dozen medals and ribbons for his service.
Slaughter is a first vice president and investment officer in the Wells Fargo Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement Services Group in Washington, D.C. He provides wealth management advisory services for high-net-worth individuals, small business owners, not-for-profit organizations, municipal agencies, and pension- and profit-sharing plans. The concentration of his business is independent professional asset management. Slaughter previously served on Hood’s Board of Trustees from 1992 to 2004, when he was chair of the Investment Committee that was responsible for overseeing the College’s endowment.
Whitenight graduated from Hood in 1968. She joined the Board of Associates in 2018, the same year she received the Excellence in Service to Hood College Award. She has been an active alumna as a class agent, reunion class chair, Pergola Society member and volunteer docent at the Hood History Museum. After retiring as a manager at the Social Security Administration, she focused on her part-time antique business, exhibiting at antique shows primarily in the Washington, D.C. area.