Skip to content

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — At the most recent Young Harris College Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees recognized Mr. Jon Anderson, Class of 1965, Chairman of the Properties Committee for the Board, for his service and dedication to the College.

YHC President Dr. Drew Van Horn and Chair of the Board of Trustees Kurt Momand presented Anderson with a special plaque for 15 years of excellent leadership as Chairman. Throughout his time in this role, Anderson has managed the construction of two residence halls, a recreation and fitness center, an upperclassmen apartment complex, and a 121,000-square-foot campus center, as well as the renovation of several existing campus buildings. He also oversaw the College’s building program, as well as its overall expansion, as it transitioned from a two-year to a four-year college.

He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1999 and has served with distinction for the past 23 years, holding his current Properties Committee Chair title since 2007. He has served on the Executive, Finance, and Planned Giving Committees since joining the Board.

Mr. Anderson received an associate’s degree from YHC in 1965. He then attended the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and he later received his Certified Public Accountant certification.

Anderson is married to wife Paulette, and the couple resides in Cleveland, Georgia. Their son, Matt Anderson, graduated from YHC in 2003, and their granddaughter, Mary Grace Nelson, also from White County, graduated from YHC on May 7 of this year.

Young Harris College thanks Jon Anderson for his great service to the institution.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires, and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Professional Studies. Approximately 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit