Trustees

Pierre Clements, '86
Board Chair
Jonesboro, Ga.

Clements, ’86, is senior director of Global National Accounts Food and Beverage Sector for W.W. Grainger, North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products. He was vice president of sales at the Coca-Cola Company.  He also serves as a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a K-100 member of Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, an active member of 100 Black Men Organization (Atlanta Chapter) and an active member of Higher Living Christian Church.


Susan Stewart, '70
Vice Chair
Chair, Trustee Development Committee
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 PhD from Georgia State.  She is a 2009 Alumni Service Award recipient.

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.

Stanford G. Wilson, '77
Chair, Finance Committee
Atlanta, Ga.

Wilson, ’77, is the managing partner of Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson in Atlanta, which specializes in labor relations and employment law.

Callahan, Leslie G. 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.

Genie Snyder Chamberlin, '82
Chair, Trustee Development Committee
Athens, Ga.

Chamberlin, ’82, principal of Snyder Remarks Inc. in Athens, is a consultant in organizational development systems, strategic planning team development and management leadership.

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.

Allen, Susan, '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. She received professional certifications in Governmental Financial Management, College and University Planning, College Business Management and the Executive Leadership Institute and Accelerated Leadership Academy.



Edwards, Larry
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. 

Mike S. Garrett, '76
Madison, Ga.

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

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.

Betzel, Rob, '99
Macon, Ga.

Betzel's, '99, is the CEO of Infinity Network Solutions, Inc. He is an advisor to the schools of Informational Technology at Georgia College and the School of Business. Betzel is also a member of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, the Macon Economic Development Commission board, SparkMacon, Mercer Innovation Center Board and the Central Piedmont Investment Group. He also co-authored the book The Company Culture Challenge. 


 

Chitwood, Derek, '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.

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.

Clark, Chris, '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.

Goodrich, Ellen S.
Milledgeville, Ga.

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

 

Jones Jr., William Bailey, '86
Milledgeville, Ga.

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

Jane Kidd
Athens, Ga.

Kidd, a media consultant and chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, served two years as State House Representative for Athens.

Kim Martin, '82
 

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.

Martinez, Dr. George
Milledgeville, Ga.

Martinez, ’83, ’91, is a physician at the Milledgeville Medical Center, specializing in internal medicine. 

Butler Raines, '99
Atlanta, Ga.

Raines, '99, is a product manager for News Distribution Network, where he specializes in analytics and data science. He is also one of the founders of The Bitter Southerner. In addition to his BS Degree in Chemistry from Georgia College, he holds a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry from the Univeristy of Florida. He has served on the Alumni Board since July 1, 2010, where he has focused on alumni outreach through events and social media.

Robinson, Roy, '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.

Russell, Richard B. 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. 

​Sanders, Mark
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.

Sheffield, Maria
Dublin, Ga.

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.

Daniel T. Slagle, '88
Macon, Ga.

Slagle, ’88, is vice president of Cox Business in Macon and a previous Macon Magazine Leader of the Year award recipient.

Smith, Ted
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.

Jeff Wansley
Atlanta, Ga.

Wansley currently serves as executive director for the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association. He previously served as vice president of Government Affairs for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Wansley is a Georgia native and has a wealth of experience in government relations for companies such as Atlanta Gas Light Company and the National Association of Manufacturers. He was also a senior member of the Equifax Government Relations team. Wansley and his wife Jacquie and daughter Victoria reside in Atlanta, Georgia

Warren, Susan
Atlanta, Ga.

Warren is a former kindergarten teacher and currently is involved in several non-profit organizations in Atlanta.

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.
 
Smith, Nathaniel
Milledgeville, Ga.
 
Williamson, John T.
Milledgeville, Ga.