Who We Are



The officers and directors of Collegiate Housing Foundation collectively bring more than a century of distinguished service in higher education, public service, corporate finance and law to their oversight roles. Their in-depth understanding of campus and governance issues, coupled with years of senior administrative work in budgeting and involvement in construction/development projects, enables this team to share their knowledge and experience with the Foundationís client institutions.

The Foundationís Board of Directors is elected by the Foundationís members, comprised of representatives from all partner schools where the Foundation owns a housing facility.



Meet The Directors and Officers

Mr. Leeman H. Covey, President
     Vice President for Finance, Spring Hill College, 1990 - 1997
     Director of Fiscal Affairs, City of Mobile, 1977 - 1990

Mr. John B. Hicks, Vice President
     Senior Consultant, Academic Search Consultation Service 2004 - Present
     Secretary to the Board of Trustees/Executive Assistant to the Chancellor,
         The University of Alabama System, 1979 - 2004

Dr. John Brooks Slaughter, Treasurer
     President of National Action Council for
         Minorities in Engineering, 2000 - Present
     Irving R. Melbo Professor of Leadership in Education
         University of Southern California Rossier
         School of Education, 1999 - 2000
     President, Occidental College, 1988 - 1999,
         President Emeritus, 1999 - Present
     Chancellor, University of Maryland, College Park, 1980 - 1982
     Director, National Science Foundation, 1980 - 1982
     Academic Vice President and Provost, University
         of Washington, 1979 - 1980

The Honorable Jack Edwards, Secretary
     Member, Hand Arendall, L.L.C., 1985 - Present
     Trustee, University of Alabama System, 1988 - 1999
     President pro tempore 1996 - 1999
     Member, U.S. House of Representatives 1965 - 1985

Mr. Thomas M. Daly, Director
     Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Legg Mason Wood
         Walker, Inc., 2003 - 2005
     Senior Vice President and Manager of Public Finance, Legg Mason
         Wood Walker, Inc., 2001 - 2003
     Senior Vice President and Manager of Municipal Bond Department,
         Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., 1981 - 2001
     Vice President Institutional Sales, Craigie Inc., 1976 - 1981
     Assistant Vice President Institutional Sales, United Virginia Bank,
         1971 - 1976

Ms. Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, Director
     Owner Flaherty-Goldsmith, LLC, 2000 - Present
     Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University
         of Connecticut, 2003 - 2006
     Adjunct Faculty, The University of Alabama, School of Commerce
         and Business Administration, 1998 - 2000
     Vice Chancellor Emeritus, The University of Alabama System
     Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs, The University of
         Alabama System, 1993 - 1997
     Vice President for Finance and Administration, The University of
         Alabama at Birmingham, 1996 - 1997
     Vice President for Finance, The University of Alabama at
         Birmingham, 1988 - 1993
For references and to learn more about how we
can assist you, please contact us:


Collegiate Housing Foundation
411 Johnson Avenue, Suite B
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Phone 251-928-9340   Fax 251-928-9342
E-mail lcovey@collegiatehousing.org