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Search for the 22nd President of Young Harris College

As Young Harris College enters its 131st year, it seeks an extraordinary leader to advance its founding mission: educate, inspire, and empower students through a comprehensive liberal arts experience that integrates mind, body, and spirit. Since 1886, Young Harris College has fulfilled this mission in many ways. Today, we stand ready to continue our pursuit of this worthy mission, and take our place among the nation’s best private liberal arts colleges.

The 22nd president must share this ambition, and possess the talent and experience to build a shared strategy to achieve it. 

Search Committee

M. Brantley Barrow, ’74  
Chair, Hardin Construction Company (retired) – Atlanta

Margaret R. Buker
Attorney, JWR Management Company; Senior Counsel, Siemens Corp. (retired) – Atlanta

William F. “Bill” Easterlin, III, ’75
CEO/President, Queensborough National Bank & Trust – Louisville

Dr. Don A. Harp, Jr., ’61
Pastor/Theologian-in-Residence, Candler School of Theology-Emory; Minister Emeritus, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (retired) – Atlanta

Dr. Jennifer S. Hallett
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Faculty Athletics Representative, Young Harris College – Young Harris (Faculty Representative)

W. Ron Hinson, ’76  
EVP, CFO, Treasurer, Comptroller, Georgia Power Company – Atlanta

Henry M. “Hank” Huckaby, ’62
Chancellor, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (retired) – Watkinsville

Wyck A. Knox, Jr.   
Attorney, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (retired) – Augusta

Charlotte S. McCloskey, ’64
Hall County School Systems (retired educator) – Big Canoe (Alumni Representative)

Kurt T. Momand, ’77
Vice President and Chartered Investment Counselor, Montag & Caldwell – Atlanta

Jerry W. Nix
Vice Chairman and CFO (Retired), Genuine Parts Company – Atlanta

Pam R. Rollins
Chair, Rollins Family Council – Atlanta

Dr. C. Brooks Seay
Interim President and CFO, Young Harris College – Young Harris (Administration Representative)

Mrs. Tammy Gibson
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Registrar and YHC Staff Forum President
(Staff Representative)
Teresa S. Kelley
Administrative Assistant, Office of the President, Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Young Harris College – Young Harris 


Phase I:
March 16, 2017: President Cathy Cox announces her resignation
March 22, 2017: Search Committee formed
April 14, 2017: Witt/Kieffer is selected to lead nationwide presidential search.
May 16, 2017:  Presidential search profile developed. 
May 22, 2017: Dr. Brooks Seay selected to be installed as Interim President on July 1. Click here to view the press release.

Future Milestones

  • Conduct initial screening and develop candidate pool
  • Create top list of candidates and begin interviews
  • Recommend top candidate to Board of Trustees
  • Board of Trustees selects and announces 22nd president of Young Harris College


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Important Links

Board of Trustees
Strategic Plan