Foundation Board Members


Dr. Susan Stewart, '70
Chair
Alpharetta, Ga.

Stewart, ’70, is President of Stewart & Associates.  After earning her bachelor’s degree from Georgia College, Stewart earned a master’s in education from West Georgia College and a Ph.D. from Georgia State.  She is a 2009 Alumni Service Award recipient.

Michael D. Garrett, '76
Vice Chair
Madison, Ga.

Garrett, '76, is a retired president and CEO of Georgia Power. 

Richard Sims
Treasurer
Milledgeville, Ga.

Sims, owner of Pearl Lane Partners, LLC, in Milledgeville, renovates and manages apartment complexes. He is a registered professional geologist licensed in the assessment and remediation of hazardous waste.

Monica Delisa
Executive Director, Georgia College Foundation
Vice President, University Advancement
Gray, Ga.

Delisa, vice president for Advancement at Georgia College, leads the university’s fundraising initiatives. Monica has spent 25 years in the advancement field beginning at the University of Arizona where she worked in alumni and development for the Colleges of Agriculture, Nursing and Medicine and most recently as Assistant Vice President for Development for Texas A&M Agrilife.

Dr. Steve M. Dorman
President, Georgia College
Milledgeville, Ga.

Dorman is the president of Georgia College. He was previously a dean and professor in the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Prior to his position at the University of Florida, Dorman served as professor and head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a Master of Public Health Degree in Community Health Education going on to complete his doctoral studies and earning his Ph.D. in Health Education, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

E. Max Crook
Chair, Real Property Committee
Macon, Ga.

Crook, retired from Morgan Keegan & Company, Macon, as a financial advisor.

 

William Bailey Jones, Jr. '86
Chair, Finance Committee
Milledgeville, Ga.

Jones, ’86, is city president of Magnolia State Bank in Milledgeville, and former chair of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce.

Leslie G. Callahan III
Chair, Investment Committee
Madison, Ga.

Callahan is president of First Colony Financial Corporation. He is director or trustee of a variety businesses and nonprofit organization including Bank of North Georgia, Alliance for Christian Media, Addison Gallery of American Art and Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

E. Alexander Gregory, Jr., '78, '79
Chair, Fund Raising Committee
Marietta, Ga.

Gregory, ’78, ’79, is chair, president and chief executive officer for YKK Corporation of America in Marietta, a past recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award, and a mentor in the Georgia College GEM program.

Jeff Wansley '87
Chair, Trustee Development Committee
Atlanta, Ga.

Wansley, is Executive Director for the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association.  He previously served as Vice President of Government Affairs for the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

Susan Allen, '87, '92 
VP Finance and Administration
Sandersville, Ga.

Allen, '87, '92, has over 25 years in higher education and is vice president for Finance and Administration at Georgia College, which includes accountability and leadership of Accounting, Auxiliary Services, Business Services, Facilities Operations, Facilities Planning, Human Resources, Institutional Budget, Payroll, Materials Management and Public Safety.



Larry Edwards
At Large Member
Milledgeville, Ga.

Edwards is the national accounts manager for Sigma Plastics, the second largest manufacturer of the polyethylene bags and film in North America. 

Ted Smith
At Large Member, Chair Property II & V LLC
McIntyre, Ga.

Smith is president/CEO/owner of Arcilla Mining & Land; president/owner of Smith Development Company; and vice president/co-owner of Market Square Development.

Donna Barwick
Atlanta, Ga.

Barwick, is an attorney in Atlanta and is the former chair for the Andalusia Foundation.

Donald L. Beasley
Athens, Ga.

Beasley, is principal and chairman of the Board for Trademark Capital. He graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA.

Rob Betzel, '99
Macon, Ga.

Betzel, '99, is the CEO of Infinity Network Solutions, Inc. He also serves as an advisor to the schools of informational technology and business at Georgia College, as well as on the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, the Macon Economic Development Commission Board and the Mercer Innovation Center Board. He is a founding board member of SparkMacon and a member of the Central Piedmont Investment Group. He also co-authored the book The Company Culture Challenge.

Pam Booker '97
Centerville, Ga.

Booker, is a retired Assistant Vice President with AT&T.  She is currently the President Elect for the Georgia College Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Dr. Genie Snyder Chamberlin, '82
Atlanta, Ga.

Chamberlin, is a professional speaker and consultant, concentrating on strategic customer service, organizational change management, and executive leadership.

Dr. Marie Chisholm Burns, '89
Memphis, Tenn.

Chisholm Burns, '89, is the dean in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee. She was a professor and head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona. A dual-graduate of Georgia College, Chisholm-Burns received two bachelor’s degrees in general studies and psychology and is also the executive director of the nonprofit Medication Access Program.

Derek Chitwood, '07
Athens, Ga.

Chitwood, '07, studied history at Georgia College then moved to Athens, where he started Peach State Pride, a clothing line that is currently available in over 90 stores across the state. He and his wife Kari, '13, operate three retail stores in northeast Georgia. He serves on the Georgia College Alumni Board of Directors and was the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.

Chris Clark, '97
Atlanta, Ga.

Clark, '97, is the president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He received the Outstanding Recent Alumni of the Year Award in 2000 and the Georgia College Alumni Achievement Award in 2010. Previously, he served as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and as deputy commissioner for the Department of Economic Development. 

Sandra Deal, '63, '66

Gainesville, Ga.

Deal, '63, '66, is First Lady of Georgia and a former teacher who has made “With a Servant’s Heart” her platform, encouraging all Georgians to find a way to serve others.

Ellen S. Goodrich
Milledgeville, Ga.

Goodrich, a part-time nurse, is a former Georgia College faculty member and is active in the community.

Jane Kidd
Crawford, Ga.

Kidd, is special assistant to the president of Piedmont College, and her office is on the Athens, GA campus.

 

Kim Martin, '82
New York, N.Y.

Martin, is a partner at The Ascendancy Group, which provides executive coaching and strategic guidance for technology start-ups. Formerly, she was the chief strategy officer at Meredith Corporation, president and general manager of WE TV, executive vice president of distribution and affiliate marketing for AMC Networks and senior vice president of affiliate sales for Discovery Networks. Martin holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Georgia College. She is a Luminary Circle member and mentor for the Step Up Women’s Network—a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to connecting and advancing women and girls.

 

Roy Robinson, '91
Atlanta, Ga.

Robinson, '91, holds his Masters of Public Administration from Georgia College and has an undergraduate degree from Southern University and A&M College. He started the R.B. Robinson Company, LLC in 2002. The R.B. Robinson Company is a public affairs firm with an emphasis on governmental relations and public policy. He is the Government Affairs Council Chair for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Richard B. Russell Jr.
Winder, Ga.

Russell, is a fourth-generation attorney and a senior managing attorney for Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC, where he focuses on extensive residential and commercial real estate transactions, lender default representation and landlord/tenant matters as well as wills and probate practice where he has served as the county administrator for the Barrow County Probate Court since 1986.  After attending Wake Forest University, Russell graduated from the University of Georgia with an AB degree in Political Science. He received his JD from the University of Georgia School of Law. 

​Mark Sanders
Bogart, Ga.

Sanders, is a Georgia attorney and President of Sanders & Associates, a government relations and public affairs firm.  Mark attended the University of Georgia where he earned a BA in Journalism and later was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia.

Maria Sheffield, '95, '97
Nashville, Tenn.

Sheffield, ’95, ’97, is an attorney who focuses her legal practice on insurance regulatory and corporate matters and is both a registered mediator and arbitrator.

Anthony Morgan Stallings, '03
Lilburn, Ga.

Stallings, '03, graduated from Georgia College with a BBA in economics and earned a master's degree in financial economics from American University. He is the director of Strategy and Integration for North America for AGCO Corporation.

Hugh Thompson
Milledgeville, Ga.

Thompson, was the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. He was first appointed to the court on March 1, 1994, by Governor Zell Miller (D). Justice Thompson was re-elected for additional six-year terms in 2000, 2006, and 2012. His final term would have expired in December 2018; he retired in January 2017.  Thompson received his undergraduate degree from Emory and Oglethorpe Universities. He earned his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University in 1969.

Susan Warren
Atlanta, Ga.

From Atlanta, Warren is the daughter of Mary Katherine Davis McCondichie, who attended Georgia State College for Women. She is a former kindergarten teacher and currently is involved in several non-profit organizations in Atlanta. Warren and her husband Glenn have two sons.

Stan Wilson '77
Atlanta, Ga.

Wilson, is the managing partner of Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson, which specializes in labor relations and employment law representing a number of large corporations and government agencies. He graduated from GC summa cum laude and graduated with distinction from Emory University School of Law. Mr. Wilson and his wife, Debi, have two sons and one grandchild.

Baugh, Beegee Clark '50
Milledgeville, Ga.

Bell, Jacqueline B. '51
Dillard, Ga.
 
Carpenter, George S. Jr.
Milledgeville, Ga.
 
Dickens, G. Lee
Milledgeville, Ga.
 
Dudley, Mary Etna '50
Thomson, Ga.
 
Lowe, M. Robert
Greensboro, Ga.
 
Main, Frederick T.
Milledgeville, Ga.
 
Sibley, Winston H.
Milledgeville, Ga.