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).

Upcoming Events

14th Annual Board of Visitors Scholarship Golf Tournament

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2017 Board of Visitors

Mrs. Sally Clark Bowers
Proctor & Vaugh, LLC
Sylacauga, Alabama

Mr. Bobby Knight
Checker's/Rally's Franchise
Birmingham, Alabama

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Molly McGregor
Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Joan Davis
Delgado Community College
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Edward Meadows
Pensacola State College
Pensacola, Florida

Mr. Wayne Dykes
SpotGenie Partners, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

Mrs. Verta Barr Meherg
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Dr. Stefan Eisen, Jr.
Montgomery, Alabama

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

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

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

Mrs. Bobbie Goldstein
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Guy Sciro
UPS Corporation
Birmingham, Alabama

 Mr. Jheovanny Gomez
Jalapenos Mexican Grill
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. John Sellers
Birmingham, Alabama

Mrs. Kim Greenwood
HR Manager
Allstate Financial
Atlanta, Georgia

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

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

Mrs. Gina Simpson
Soluna Strategies
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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

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

Mr. Sylvester Hester
President & CEO
Global Automotive Alliance
Detroit, Michigan

Mr. Russell Thomas
Aliant Financial Corporation
Birmingham, Alabama

Mrs. Elizabeth Howard
Pelham, Alabama

Mr. Henry Ware
Bridgeworth, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Ronald Howard
Pelham, Alabama

Mr. Fitzgerald Washington
Alabama Department of Labor
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. John Jacoway
Southeast Financial Credit Union
Franklin, Tennessee