Leadership Cabinet

The Leadership Cabinet consists of twelve to fifteen Georgia College undergraduate students in good academic standing within a degree-granting program of the university. They represent the four colleges of the university, and membership of the cabinet is broadly inclusive of the university’s academic profile and diverse student body. 

Marissa Beindorf 

Marissa Beindorf, from Suwanee, Georgia, is senior Special Education major. She is currently a member of the Georgia Education Mentorship Program, serves as President of Sigma Alpha Omega Sorority, and interns with the WinShape Foundation. She also currently is completing her student teaching in a first-grade classroom. Upon graduation, Marissa will pursue a Master’s Degree in educational policy, combining her passions for both politics and education, and aims one to day serve in community education as an administrator for a school district. 

Korah Beth Clark 

Korah Beth Clark is a junior pursuing a major in athletic training and a minor in Spanish. She is an honors student and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and the Athletic Training Student Organization. Ms. Clark’s career goal is to become the head athletic trainer for a Major League Baseball team. 

Lauren Clement

Lauren Clement is a junior and is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing with a minor in political science. She is a member of the Georgia Education Mentorship Program and a graduate of the Leadership Certificate Program. She chairs the Emerging Leaders Program's peer mentor team and in that capacity provides leadership guidance and resources to prospective Georgia College students as well as students in their first year at the university. She also is a member of Campus Catholics. After graduation, Ms. Clement hopes to begin a career in advertising and political consulting. 

Calvin Crisler

Calvin Crisler is a senior Outdoor Education major from Marietta, Georgia. He is a member of the Honors Program, the Student Alumni Council, the Council of Student Ambassadors, and serves in a variety of roles within the university. After graduation from Georgia College, he plans to continue in the field of outdoor education.

Matthew Griffin 

Matthew Griffin is a junior Business Management major from Macon, Georgia. At Georgia College, Mr. Griffin has played for the Georgia College Rugby Club for the past two years and now serves as the club's public relations chair. He is also a founding father of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, a senator for the Student Government Association, and a member of the Leadership Certificate Program. Upon graduation, Mr. Griffin will pursue further education and aims to have a career in business consultation and leadership. 

Abigail Kahler

Abby Kahler is a senior mass communication major with a community health minor at Georgia College. She currently resides in Milledgeville, Georgia, but grew up in the suburb of Cumming, Georgia. During her time at Georgia College, she has been heavily involved with Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, serving as Executive Vice President and Chapter President. She is a member of the Georgia Education Mentorship Program, previous member of the Leadership Certificate Program, Public Relations Student Society of America and Love Your Melon Crew. She has a passion for both journalism and strategic communication, and has been a reporter for GC360 for two semesters, but also has experience in public relations. She hopes to pursue a career in public relations and communication after she graduates in May 2018. 

Nancy Leslie 

Nancy Leslie is a junior at Georgia College pursuing a major in mass communication and a minor in marketing. 

Ms. Leslie serves as Leadership Programs Intern in the Office of Leadership Program, where she coordinates the Inspire! Student Leadership Forum and works with the Women's Leadership Initiative. She often represents Georgia College, as a member of the Council of Student Ambassadors and as a founding member of the Student Alumni Council. Ms. Leslie is enrolled in the Honors Program and serves as vice president of the Georgia College circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honorary. 

Emma Parry 

Emma Parry is a freshman majoring in political science and mass communication. A member of the Emerging Leaders Program, she also is active in the Honors Program and Eta Sigma Alpha. Ms. Parry holds leadership positions in Delta Gamma, including Honor Board member-at-large and director of participation. She is also a member of her chapter's scholarship committee. In the fall of 2017, Ms. Parry was elected a senator in Georgia College's Student Government Association, where she serves on the Student Travel Fund and Diversity & Inclusion Committees. She is also president of the Napier-Sanford Community Council in the Resident Student Association. 

Cameron Watts

Cam Watts is a second-year Honors student earning his Bachelors of Science in Economics at Georgia College. Throughout his time as a Bobcat, Mr. Watts has been appointed to many leadership positions at the university, including the inaugural president of the Bobcat Brigade Pep Band, vice president of the American Democracy Project, and a two-term Senator in the Student Government Association. Furthermore, Mr. Watts represents the student body as member of the Council of Student Ambassadors, the President’s Student Commission on Diversity, and the College of Business Diversity Leadership Team. Mr. Watts is planning for a career in politics, beginning first as a public policy writer and then as a public official. 

The Cabinet: 

  1. Advises the director on (a) leadership initiatives at Georgia College and (b) the office’s curricular and programmatic offerings. 
  2. Advises on strategic initiatives and external partnerships for Georgia College and the Office of Leadership Programs. 
  3. Advises on governance when, at the discretion of the director, undergraduate representation is appropriate and in compliance with University statute and Board of Regents policy. 
  4. Advises the director on creating an inclusive environment for all Georgia College students to pursue their professional and scholarly leadership interests. 
  5. Gathers data from key stakeholders, including Georgia College students, faculty, and alumni, as well as citizens and community leaders. 
  6. Represents Georgia College and the Office of Leadership Programs when asked to do so by the director. 
Members are chosen through a competitive application process and appointed for a term of one year, commencing May 1st. Members in good academic standing are eligible for reappointment.