Established to further the mission of the College in achieving its goals, the Board of Visitors combines the knowledge and expertise of alumni and friends of The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies. Its members unite in their dedication to the advancement of excellence in educational programming and outreach.

Board Objectives

  1. Provide feedback on program and curriculum development considering current business, industry, and educational trends and the needs of students in the workplace and community environments.
  2. Identify new and expanding community outreach opportunities for online learning, nontraditional/adult students, non-credit programs, and the Bryant Conference Center.
  3. Identify volunteers, prospective donors, and fund-raising goals; seek ways to strengthen partnerships with alumni, corporations, foundations, governmental agencies, and other external constituents; and assist in raising funds to contribute to the advancement of the College.
  4. Serve on various advisory committees established by the Board at the request of the Dean of the College 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 – Participate in an annual contribution to the College’s Capstone Lifelong Learning Society support fund or toward designated student scholarship funds.
  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.


Board of Visitors

Mr. Daniel Blackburn, Emeritus

Blackburn and Conner, P.C.
Loxley, Alabama

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Mrs. Sally Clark Bowers

Attorney, Mediator, and Trainer
Proctor and Vaughn, LLC
Sylacauga, Alabama

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Mr. David Bradshaw

President and CEO
InteractiveGIS, Inc.
Christiansburg, Virginia

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Mr. William Bryant

Dominick, Feld, Hyde, P.C.
Birmingham, Alabama

Mrs. Libby Cochrane

Vice President
Cadence Bank
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Mrs. Michele Coley, President.

Agency Owner
Allstate Coley Agency
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Mr. Wayne Dykes, Emeritus

SpotGenie Partners, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

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Dr. Erica Edwards-Lankford

Senior Vice President - Total Rewards Business Strategy
PNC Financial Services
Pelham, Alabama

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Dr. Stefan Eisen, Jr., Emeritus

Retired USAF/Professor of Research
Montgomery, Alabama

Ms. Lisa Evans

Head of Information Technology
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Mr. Rudy Fernandez, Emeritus

Co-Owner and Creative Director
Creative Outhouse
Atlanta, Georgia

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Mrs. Bobbie Goldstein, Emeritus

Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
Birmingham, Alabama

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Mr. Jheovanny Gomez

Jalapenos Mexican Grill
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Mr. Scott Grissett

Client Success Specialist
Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems
Pensacola, Florida

Mr. Joel Hammond, Emeritus

Big River Industries/Oldcastle APG
Columbus, Georgia

Captain John Hodges, Emeritus

Blue Skies Travel
Alexander City, Alabama

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Mrs. Alice Gordon Holloway

CEO, Executive Problem Solver
Skye Connect Incorporated
Birmingham, Alabama

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Mrs. Elizabeth Howard, Emeritus

Reading Specialist/Retired Teacher
Pelham, Alabama

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Mr. Ronald Howard, Emeritus

Retired Systems Analyst
Bellsouth Telecommunications
Pelham, Alabama

Mr. Kreg Kennedy

District Field Representative
U.S. House of Representatives
Tuscumbia, Alabama

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Mrs. Linda Kramer

Senior Vice President
Regions Financial
Knoxville, Tennessee

Mrs. Sandra Landau, Emeritus

Birmingham, Alabama

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Mrs. Verta Barr Meherg, Emeritus

Barr Realty and Barr Acres
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. Edward Mitchell

The Mitchell Group Consulting
Alpharetta, Georgia

Mrs. Marienne Ogle

Writer and Communications Consultant
Mobile, Alabama

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Mr. Bill Owen

Owen Advisors, Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama

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Dr. Torii Johnson Ramsey

CEO and President
ASPIRE Workplace Solutions Corporation
Bessemer, Alabama

Mrs. Rhonda Sapp

Sr. Vice President
Regions Bank
Bonifay, Florida

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Mr. Rick Smith

Business Development Manager
Chubb Workplace Benefits
Columbus, Georgia

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Mr. Kevin Taylor

Senior Partner and Director of Agency Development
Strategic Planning Group and Penn Mutual
Atlanta, Georgia

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Mr. Fitzgerald Washington

Secretary of Labor
Alabama Department of Labor
Montgomery, Alabama