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Stephen R. Briggs, President  
B.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Jonathan Huggins, Chaplain 
B.S., Shorter College; M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School; M.A.R., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Stellenbosch

Angel Mason Director of Athletics 
B.A., Butler University; M.A. California University of Pennsylvania; Ed.D., Northcentral University


Debbie Heida Chief of Staff 
B.A., Mount Union College; M.A., The Ohio State University

Casee Gilbert Director of Hospitality and Event Services 
B.A., Whittier College; M.S.W., University of Denver

Rachel McLucas Curator, Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum 
B.A., Berry College; M.A., John Hopkins University

Allison Moore Director of Community Engagement and Education, Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum
B.A., Berry College; M.A., University of Washington


Cyndi Court, Vice President for Advancement
B.Ed., York University; B.A., York University

Scott Breithaupt, Associate Vice President for Advancement
B.S., M.B.A., Berry College

Jean Druckenmiller, Assistant VP, Alumni Engagement & Development
B.S., University of Tennessee; M.S., Georgia State University

Jennifer K. Schaknowski, Senior Director, Advancement Marketing & Communications
B.A., Alma College

Jennifer Wright, Director of Advancement Marketing Operations & Services
B.S., Bentley University; M.B.A., Berry College

Stacey Jones Spillers, Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Partnerships
B.S., Mississippi State University; M.S., Georgia State University


Brian Erb, Vice President for Finance 
B.S., Rutgers University; M.B.A., Mount St. Mary's College

Todd Bradford, Director of Facilities
B.S., University of West Georgia

Leah Cobb, Director of Auxiliary Initiatives & Partnerships
B.S., M.B.A. Berry College

Maggie Dent, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Finance & Staff Accountant
B.S., Berry College

Debbie Emory, Director of Compliance, Auditing and Investment Services  
B.S., Shorter College

Penny Evans-Plants, Chief Information Officer  
B.A., Berry College; M.S.I.S., Kennesaw State University

Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources 
B.S., M.A., University of the Cumberlands; M.P.A., Kennesaw State University

R. Daniel Price, General Counsel, In-House 
B.S., Berry College; J.D., University of Georgia

Brad T. Reeder, Assistant Vice President of Financial Services
B.B.A., Lincoln Memorial University; M.B.A., Berry College

Gary J. Will, Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety and Land Management
B.S., Miami University

Center for Personal and Professional Development

Marc Hunsaker, Dean of Personal & Professional Development
B.A., University of South Carolina, M.Div & MAEM, Covenant Seminary, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Nancy Burkett, Director of Career Development
B.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, M.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Ed.S. The College of William & Mary

Mike Burnes, Director of LifeWorks Operations & Analytics
B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy; M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology, Ed.D, University of Alabama


Andrew Bressette, Vice President for Enrollment Management 
B.A., Assumption College; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Glenn Getchell, Director of Admission
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; MED, Springfield College

Noemi Sarrion-Cortes, Director of Financial Aid
B.S., University of the Balearic Islands; MBA., Berry College

Kinsey Stout, Director, Enrollment Engagement and Experiential Marketing 
B.Mus., Berry College; M.S., Georgia State University; M.N.A., University of Notre Dame

Amanda Swendsen, Director of Enrollment Operations and Strategy
B.A., Adrian College; MEd., Upper Iowa University 


Nancy Rewis, Vice President for Marketing and Communications
B.S., University of Mississippi

Shannon Biggers, Director of Creative Services 
B.S., Berry College

Cameron S. Jordan, Assistant Vice President for Digital Marketing and Communications
B.B.A., M.S.I.S., Kennesaw State University

Brant Sanderlin, Director of Photography & Video
Rhode Island School of Photography

Chris Reinolds Kozelle, Director of Public Relations 
B.S., University of Kansas


David F. Slade, Interim Provost
B.A., Berry College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Emory University

Karen L. Bachus, Director, Berry College Child Development Center 
B.S., Eastern Illinois University; M.Ed., Lesley University

Gabriel Barreneche, Dean of the Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Professor of Spanish 
B.A., Boston College; M.A., University of California; Ph.D., University of California

Laurie Chandler, Director, Bonner Center for Community Engagement 
B.A., Berry College; M.P.A., Kennesaw State University

Elizabeth Davis, Director of International Experiences 
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; Master of Education, Kent State University, Ph.D., Kent State University

Casey Dexter, Interim Dean of Academic Services, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Albion College; M.A., Wayne State University; Ph.D., Wayne State University

Bryce Durbin, Registrar and Director of Institutional Research  
B.S., North Georgia College; M.A., Appalachian State University; Ed.D, Vanderbilt University

Lori Frederick, Director of Berry College Elementary and Middle School 
B.S., Berry College; M.Ed., Berry College

Sherre L. Harrington, Director of Memorial Library 
B.A., M.L., University of South Carolina

Joyce Heames, Dean of the Campbell School of Business; Professor of Management 
B.S., Samford University;
 M.B.A., Samford University; Ph.D, University of Mississippi

Lauren Heller, Interim Assistant Provost for Teaching and Research, Professor of Economics
B.A., Capital University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alan Hughes, Interim Dean of the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences; Professor of Psychology 
B.A., Berea College; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of Louisville

Sarah Kaufman, Associate Director of Academic Transition
B.M., University of Montevallo, M.M., Louisiana State University, Ph.D., DePaul University

Melissa King, Director of Writing Center; Lecturer in English
B.A., Portland State University; M.A., Portland State University

Nancy Mercer, Assistant Dean and M.B.A. Director Campbell School of Business
B.A., Kennesaw State University; M.P.S., Tulane University

Carolyn Reilly, Director of Nursing Program and Professor of Nursing
Postdoctoral Fellowship & Post-Master’s Teaching Certificate, Emory University, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, M.N. Emory University, B.S.N., Brenau College, Diploma, Georgia Baptist – School of Nursing

Anna Sharpe, Dean of Student Success
B.A., Valdosta State University; M.A., University of Kentucky; PhD University of Kentucky

Alice Suroviec, Dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences 
B.S., Allegheny College; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Laura A. Taylor, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs 
B.S., University of Denver; M.S, University of Tennessee


Lindsey Taylor, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students 
B.A., Valdosta State University; M.A., University of Mississippi

Cecily Crow, Director of Student Activities 
B.A., Berry College; M.E.D., University of South Carolina

Meredith Johnson, Assistant Dean of Students and Whitehead Scholars Coordinator 
B.S., Berry College; M.Ed, Harvard University

Michael McElveen, Assistant Dean of Student Wellness
B.S., M.S., Armstrong Atlantic State University

Lindsay Norman, Associate Dean of Students
B.A., Berry College; M.A., Appalachian State University

Haley Smith, Director of Student Diversity Initiatives and the Gate of Opportunity and Griswell Scholarships
B.S., Shorter University

Lauren Wehunt, Director of the Health Center 
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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