Anson McCook Beard, Jr.
Mr. Beard served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1971 until his retirement in 2008, when he was named Trustee emeritus. He served on the Executive and Resources committees, co-chaired the Campaign for Wheaton in the 1990s, and was the Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2001. The Haas Athletic Center Field House and Beard Hall were named for Mr. Beard and his wife Jean Jones.
Beard was an Honorary Degree Recipient in 2000.