College of Continuing Studies - Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors Golfing

The Board of Visitors (BOV) was established to further the mission of The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies in achieving its goals. Through the BOV, the College is able to tap into the combined knowledge and expertise of its members, who share a love of the University of Alabama and care about the success of the College. Members serve as an active planning coalition to assist the College in the advancement of excellence in educational programming and outreach.

  • provide non-traditional adult students with the opportunity to obtain a degree from The University of Alabama;The Board consists of a diverse group of business people, educators and professionals with a common goal of supporting the College in our efforts to:
  • provide professional development programs to assist in the attainment of career goals;
  • help to create a safer and healthier workplace and environment.

BOV members act in an advisory capacity to the Dean of the College, often serve as a sounding board for the Dean, serve on one or more of the Board’s standing committees and support the Dean and Director of Advancement in their efforts to secure scholarships and support funds for the College.

Board Objectives

  1. Provide feedback on program and curriculum development.
  2. Assist in identifying new and expanding opportunities for the College.
  3. Identify volunteers, prospective donors, and fund-raising opportunities and seek ways to strengthen partnerships with alumni and other friends for the advancement of the College.
  4. Serve on advisory committees to provide advice on specific programs needs and issues.

Board Obligations

  1. Mission - Possess a strong belief in the mission of the College of Continuing Studies.
  2. Leadership Giving – Annual contribution to the College’s Capstone Lifelong Learning Society support fund or toward scholarships for students.
  3. Commitment - Commit to serve on the Board of Visitors for a minimum of three consecutive years.
  4. Attendance - Attend the College’s two Board of Visitors meetings each year (Fall and Spring).

2016 Board of Visitors

Mr. Dan Blackburn
Member
Blackburn & Conner, P.C.
Bay Minette, Alabama

Mr. Bobby Knight
Regional Director of Operations
The Krystal Company
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. William "Bill" Bryant
Shareholder
Dominick, Feld, Hyde, P.C.
Birmingham, Alabama

Mrs. Linda Kramer, Chair
Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Regions Financial
Knoxville, Tennessee

Mr. Dennis Cameron
Partner
Cooke, Cameron, Travis & Company
Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. David Landau
Retired
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Jimmy Crocker
Director of Trust/Senior Vice President
IBERIA Wealth Advisors
Birmingham, Alabama

Mrs. Stephanie Lawrence
Engineer, Critical Parts
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
Vance, Alabama

Dr. Joan Davis
Chancellor
Delgado Community College
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mrs. Molly McGregor
Retired
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Wayne Dykes
CEO
SpotGenie Partners, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Edward Meadows
President
Pensacola State College
Pensacola, Florida

Dr. Stefan Eisen, Jr.
Retired
Montgomery, Alabama

Mrs. Verta Barr Meherg
Retired
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. Rudy Fernandez
Partner and Creative Director
Creative Outhouse
Atlanta, Georgia

Ms. Kay Moore
Director
Downtown Gadsden, Inc.
Gadsden, Alabama

Mr. Bob Freeman
Director of Safety
Hunt Refining Company
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mrs. Marienne Ogle
Communications/PR Coordinator, Writer
Hoover, Alabama

Mrs. Bobbie Goldstein
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mr. Bill Owen
President
Owen Advisors, Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Jheovanny Gomez
Owner
Jalapenos Mexican Grill
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. Mark Premo
President and CEO
Chevron Mining, Inc.
Englewood, Colorado

Mrs. Kim Greenwood
HR Manager
Allstate Financial
Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. Guy Sciro
Retired
UPS Corporation
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Scott Grissett
Regional Development Manager
The Andrews Institute
Pensacola, Florida

Dr. Ed Sentell
Professor
Mississippi College
Jackson, Mississippi

Mr. Fred Gustin
President
Quality Restaurant Concepts
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Lloyd Shelton
President
Lovoy, Summerville & Shelton, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Joel Hammond
President & COO
Big River Industries, Inc.
Alpharetta, Georgia

Mr. Rick Smith
Business Development Manager
Combined Worksite Solutions
Columbus, Georgia

Mr. Billy L. Hatmaker
Adjunct Professor – The University of Alabama
Manderson Graduate School of Business
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. Kevin Taylor
Regional Financial Service Leader
Allstate Financial Services
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Mark Heinrich
Chancellor
Alabama Community College System
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Ms. Janet Teer
Adjunct Instructor
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Captain John Hodges
Owner
Blue Skies Travel
Alexander City, Alabama

Mr. Russell Thomas
Retired
Aliant Financial Corporation
Birmingham, Alabama

Mrs. Elizabeth Howard
Retired
Pelham, Alabama

Mr. Rex Veron
Owner
Rex Veron Designs
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. Ronald Howard
Retired
Pelham, Alabama

Mr. Henry Ware
Partner
Bridgeworth, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. John Jacoway
CEO
Southeast Financial Credit Union
Franklin, Tennessee

Mr. Fitzgerald Washington
Commissioner
Alabama Department of Labor
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. Mike Kennedy
President
BMK Properties
Red Bay, Alabama

Ms. Patricia "Pat" Windham
Senior Vice-President – Investments
Wachovia Securities, LLC
Pensacola, Florida

Mr. Gaither King
Retired
Fairhope, Alabama