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Leadership Team

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Harold Mock, Ph.D.

Harold Mock, Ph.D.

Director of Leadership Programs and Assistant Professor of History
(478) 445-1227
Research
  • Western European security 
  • Civil-military relations 
  • Transatlantic relations 
  • European integration 
  • German foreign policy
Profile

Dr. Harold Mock directs the Office of Leadership Programs and teaches courses on principles of leadership. A specialist in international affairs and transatlantic relations, he is currently writing a book entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993. Dr. Mock's research and teaching interests include civil-military relations, particularly related to nuclear strategy and defense planning in western Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia, where he previously served as Bradley Research Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Mock holds a master's degree in history from Virginia and bachelor's degrees in political science and history from Georgia College. 

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Ashley Copeland

Ashley Copeland

Assistant Director of Leadership Programs
(478) 445-8723
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Ashley Copeland serves as assistant director of leadership programs. She previously was Georgia College's assistant director of annual giving, facilitating the involvement of alumni, the community, and local companies in the life of the university to secure annual financial commitments. Ms. Copeland is a 2012 graduate of Georgia College, where she received her bachelor's degree in exercise science. She additionally holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she worked as the graduate assistant for the Honors College. In that role, she created the honors peer mentorship program and co-published an article focused on the effects of peer mentorship on student leadership. Ms. Copeland is an active member of the Milledgeville community, serving as a Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber Ambassador, as a member of the 2019-2020 Leadership Baldwin Class, and as a member of the fall 2017 class of the Young Gamechangers leadership action program. 
 

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Lori M. Westbrook

Lori M. Westbrook

Executive Assistant
(478) 445-1227
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Lori Westbrook serves as executive assistant in the Office of Leadership Programs. She joined the Georgia College Academic Affairs division in 1987. In that time, she has worked in the Office of the Provost and with the Honors Program.

Mrs. Westbrook works closely with the students of the Leadership Certificate and GEM Programs, as well as with the Leadership Facilitators. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Georgia College.

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Michael Watson

Michael Watson

Senior Development Officer
(478) 445-8522
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Michael Watson serves as senior development officer, working with a wide range of programs at the university to help develop the resources they need to fulfill their missions. As a first-generation college student, Michael has seen firsthand the impact a college education makes on someone’s life, and as such has a strong passion for supporting higher education. 

Before joining the team at Georgia College in 2015, he spent a number of years in the insurance industry, both as an associate agent and a managing agent. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s degree in public administration from Georgia College. 

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Pamela Y. Booker

Alex Gregory Leader in Residence
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Pamela Y. Booker, MPA ’97 serves as Georgia College’s Alex Gregory Leader in Residence. An established leader with an undeniable mark on the communications industry, retired Human Resources Assistant Vice President, Pamela Booker, led one of the award-winning Talent Acquisition functions at AT&T, Inc. In her role, she had responsibility for hiring talent for AT&T Retail Stores, Cricket Wireless Stores, Installation Technicians, and Call Centers across the nation. 

Public Service Team

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Megan Hilson

Megan Hilson

Public Service Coordinator
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Georgia College seeks candidates for public service coordinator. The public service coordinator is a graduate assistant position and is responsible for implementing and supporting outreach efforts and initiatives of the Office of Leadership Programs. Such efforts include the Community Partners framework, community-based leadership practicum opportunities, and community-based engaged learning. The public service coordinator is responsible for developing internal processes to support those initiatives and for maintaining documents and assets relevant to public service. 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and resume or CV via email to Lori Westbrook, executive assistant, by 15 May 2020.

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Annabelle Erb

Annabelle Erb

Public Service Assistant
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Annabelle Erb serves as public service assistant. She is in her third year at Georgia College, studying Early Childhood Education as an honors student. She is an alumna of the Leadership Certificate Program and is a member of the Council of Student Ambassadors, both of which have taught her valuable skills in leadership and communication. Additionally, she is a member of GC Best Buddies, a service organization that hosts monthly events for adults in the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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Katelyn Bennett

Katelyn Bennett

Public Service Assistant
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Katelyn Bennett serves as public service assistant in the Office of Leadership Programs, supporting outreach initiatives, including work with our Community Partners and community-based practicum opportunities. 

Ms. Bennett is an honors student from Carrollton, pursuing a nursing degree. She is a member of the Georgia Education Mentorship Program, as well as the Georgia College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa and the Council of Student Ambassadors. An alumna of the Leadership Certificate Program, she has cultivated a passion for rural healthcare and equity of healthcare access. After graduation from Georgia College, she hopes to serve as a nurse, providing care to rural populations.

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Kaila Arnett

Kaila Arnett

Program Assistant

Leadership Academy Team

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Madison Bowers

Madison Bowers

Program Coordinator
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Madison Bowers serves as program coordinator for the Georgia College Leadership Academy. She holds a bachelors degree in outdoor education from Georgia College, as well as a certificate in nonprofit management. Ms. Bowers currently is pursuing a master of public administration degree from Georgia College. She previously worked for the Outdoor Center at Georgia College, where she found a passion for program planning and group development. Additionally, she was a member of the GC Cross County team and completed the GC Game Changers leadership-development program. 

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Jared Bryant

Jared Bryant

Program Assistant

Strategic Communications Team

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Emma Parry

Emma Grace Parry

Strategic Communications Coordinator
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Emma Parry serves as strategic communications coordinator. She is responsible for developing and implementing the communications strategy for the Office of Leadership Programs and its constituent programs and initiatives. She leads creative efforts to generate educational and informative content for all social media platforms. 

Ms. Parry is a fourth-year honors student majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in digital media. Emma serves as vice president of the Georgia College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa and is the communications director for Swipe Out Hunger. Emma is a graduate of the Georgia Education Mentorship Program and an alumna of Delta Gamma Fraternity.

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Grace Kearney

Communications Specialist
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Ava Leone

Communications Specialist

Anagha Ramakrishnan

Communications Specialist

Kaitlin Eastin

Communications Assistant

Contact Us

The Office of Leadership Programs is housed in the historic Carl Vinson House, located at 421 West Montgomery Street.

  • (478) 445-1227, Main 
  • (478) 445-8522, Development 

leadership.programs@gcsu.edu

Carl Vinson House