Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean's Advisory Council advises and supports the dean in promoting the College of Liberal Arts and the value of the education it provides. The council assists with identifying resources to attract and nurture a talented, diverse student and faculty population. When appropriate, the council assists in improving how the college serves the needs of the employers in its disciplines and in meeting and surpassing the college's obligations to its students, its alumni, the university, the state and the public good.

The 2016-2017 Dean's Advisory Council consists of the following members:

  • Kay Acton '84
    BA - Public Relations-Speech
    Editor-in-Chief, Society South Magazine
  • Erin Argo '98
    BA – International Trade, German
    Assistant US Attorney, New York
  • Jeremy Arthur - DAC President '99, '01
    BA – Political Science, MA - Public Administration
    Executive Director, AL Chamber of Commerce Association
  • Spencer Bachus '69
    BA - History
    Partner, Bachus, Brom & Taylor
  • Christian Barnes '04
    BA - Political Science
    Director, Scientific Research Corp
  • Melanie Barstad '75
    BA - English
    President (Retired), Johnson & Johnson, Women's Health
  • Joyce Bigbee '71,'78
    BA - Sociology, MS - Public Administration
    Director (Retired) - AL Legislative Fiscal Office
  • Meredith Birchfield

  • Keith Blackwood '03
    BA - Political Science
    Assistant District Attorney, Mobile County
  • Nicholas Bolden '14
    PhD - Public Administration
    Assistant Professor, Columbus State University
  • Fred Braswell '77
    BS - Criminal Justice
    President/CEO, AL Rural Electric Association
  • Curtis A. Brown, Jr. '99
    BA - Journalism
    VP of Sales, Conference America
  • William Posey Cobb '76
    BS - Public Administration
    Attorney/Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP
  • Jon B. Cole '91
    BA – Mass Communication
    General Manager, Auburn IMG Sports Marketing
  • Chris Collier '83
    BA – Speech Communication
    Director of Human Resources, Southern Company
  • John Crabbe '68
    BA - History
    Managing Partner (Retired), SAIC
  • William R. Cunningham '70
    BA - Art
    President, The Cunningham Group
  • Susan D'Antoni '80
    BS - Pre-Hospital Administration
    Executive Director, Montgomery County Medical Society
  • Geri Davis '61
    BA - Art
    Artist, Geri Davis Art Studio
  • Chenavis Evans '86,'93,'99
    BA, MS, PhD - Psychology
    I/O Psychologist, TSYS
  • Steve Fleming '84
    BS - Finance
    SVP Mortgage Manager, National Bank of Commerce
  • Scott Glenn '84
    BS - Economics
    VP Senior Investment Manager, Wells Fargo
  • Trina Gordon '75
    BS - Public Administration, MA - Political Science
    President/CEO, Boyden World Corporation
  • Emily Brown Guarin '13
    BA - Psychology
  • Tripp Haston, III '90
    BA - History, BA - Economics
    Attorney/Partner, Bradley, Arant, Rose & White LLP
  • Joyce Herring '63
    BA - English
    President, Herring Management Consulting
  • Carey C. Hill '82, '84
    BS - Family/Child Development, MS - Speech Communication
    Human Resource Management Consultant, Carey Hill Consulting, Inc.
  • Willie J. Huntley '80
    BA - Political Science
    President, The Huntley Firm
  • Amy K. Jordan '01
    BA - Mass Communications
    Attorney, Burr & Forman
  • Julie M. Kerlin '82
    BA - International Trade
    Director of Government and Community Affairs, Georgia State University
  • Tim Kirkpatrick '75
    BA - Law Enforcement
    Retired, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Curtis O. Liles, III '70
    BA - Pre-Law
    Attorney, Liles & Rushin LLC
  • James W. Martin '70
    BS – Business Administration
    Director (Retired), Hartford Insurance Group
  • Robert A. Maruster '93
    BA - Political Science
    EVP/COO, Republic Services
  • Marianne McCarley '95
    BA - Mass Communications
    President, Mc2 Reps
  • John R. Miller IV '95
    BA – Economics
    Broker, Capital Strategies Group
  • Ed Milton '74
    BA - Pre-Law
    Senior Director/Regional President, CB Richard Ellis
  • Patrick E. Molony '76
    BS - Economics
    President/CEO, Harbert Power, LLC
  • Carol Sue Nelson '74
    BA - Political Science
    Attorney, Jefferson County
  • Patrick T. O'Connor '78
    BA - Journalism
    Managing Partner, Oliver, Maner & Gray
  • Camper O'Neal '04
    BA – History
    Vice President/Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
  • Laura Young Palmer '70
    BA - Foreign Language
    Senior Vice President (Retired), Suntrust Bank
  • Marc Powers '84
    BA – Speech Communication
  • Jim Rotch '67
    BA – Pre Law
    Partner, Bradley, Arant, Boult & Cummings, LLP
  • Philip Rowton '98
    BA - Political Science
    Director of Product Management, VISA
  • Cynthia Ayers Sahlie '85
    BA - Political Science
  • Karon Simms '84
    BA – Public Relations, Speech
  • Steven D. Smith '75
    BS - Public Administration
    Municipal Judge, Columbus, GA
  • Courtney Stephens '94
    BA - English
    Health and Wellness Manager, Isagenix
  • Kamrin Waggoner '92
    BA - Social Work
  • Mychal Walker '79
    BA - Speech Communication
    President, TriComm Financial Services
  • Stacey Williams '99
    BA - Psychology
    Vice President, BB&T
  • Mark C. Winne '79
    BA - Journalism
    Reporter, WSB-TV
  • Josh Wright '94
    BS - Economics
    Partner, Hollis, Wright & Harrington
  • Michael Young '74
    BA - Political Science
    President/CEO, Michael Young Media, Inc.

Last Updated: May 24, 2016