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Dr. Drew Van Horn, YHC President, stands with new board member Paul Butler and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bill Johnston. 

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Two new members were voted to the Young Harris College Board of Trustees at the April 19 meeting on campus. Two current members were also awarded Emeritus Trustee status at the meeting. 

“The Board of Trustees is a vital organization to any college and we especially appreciate the commitment that our board has in helping set the path of Young Harris College for success,” said Dr. Drew Van Horn, president of Young Harris College. “The members of the Board dedicate time from their busy lives to help us provide an outstanding education and learning environment for our students.” 

The two new Board members are: 

Bart Boyd

Bart Boyd

Bart Boyd is a 30-year, third-generation construction materials industry professional, leader, business executive, and entrepreneur. He started his career in construction materials with Vulcan Materials Company in 1995 after attending Young Harris College and graduating from Georgia Southern University.  

As the current president of the East Region of Summit Materials, he leads 24 construction aggregate facilities across five states with a combined sales volume of nearly 11 million tons annually. The asphalt and construction business serves the Lynchburg and Roanoke, VA, markets and a block, brick and hardscapes business that services the greater Lynchburg and Roanoke markets. The East Region has a combined revenue of $300 million annually.  

Boyd serves as the chairman of the Board for Clydesdale Charitable Funding and is a member of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association’s Board of Directors. In addition to attending Young Harris College and graduating from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Business Communications, he completed the Executive Development Program at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  

He lives in Atlanta and has three children, McKenna, 21, Perrin, 19, and Braedon, 17.  

Paul Butler, owner and CEO of EntryPoint Doors and Windows, brings a variety of business experience to his role on the board. EntryPoint serves customers in the door and window market in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. The family-owned business Butler runs with his son and daughter-in-law has a staff of 40 full-time employees in Atlanta along with 30 contractors. In addition to direct business opportunities, EntryPoint is the preferred Custom door, Iron Door, and decorative glass provider for The Home Depot, servicing 120 Stores in four states.  

Married for 43 years to his Young Harris College sweetheart, the graduate of YHC, Class of 1977, has seen seven family members attend the YHC. He earned an associate’s degree in Education before attending Mercer University, where he graduated in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing. 

An active Member of The Church on the Hill (Sugar Hill Methodist) for over 30 years, Butler is an active member of Rotary International, Braselton Georgia Club. He worked for 25 years in the telecommunications industry with two primary companies before starting his own business. 

Two members of the Board were also granted Emeritus Trustee status at the April 19 meeting – Julie Salisbury and Michele White. 

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 Conference Carolinas. For more information, visit