University Advisory Council

In Spring 2017, Middle Georgia State launched a new University Advisory Council, comprised of local, regional, and statewide leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

The primary role of the Council is to help advise on the strategic direction of the University and particularly assist the President in his executive leadership.

In carrying out their role, members will promote the mission of the University to the broader regional and statewide community. The Council serves as a liaison between Middle Georgia State and that same broader community. Members serve as a sounding board for the President and provide advice to ensure that the University is meeting the educational needs of the region and state.

Members of the University Advisory Council at Middle Georgia State are as follows:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Director of International Business Alrene Barr
  • Dublin Mayor Phil Best
  • Eastman City Manager Jason Cobb
  • RAFB Air Logistics Complex Vice Director Britt Covington
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President John Cushnie
  • Coliseum Northside Chief Executive Officer Steve Daugherty
  • Lockheed Martin Director of Sustainment at RAFB Sue Dryden
  • Former University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby
  • Macon-Bibb Schools Superintendent Curtis Jones
  • State Senator John Kennedy
  • Museum of Aviation President Chrissy Miner
  • MGA Alumni Board Chair Keith Moffett (honorary member)
  • Georgia Council for the Arts Executive Director Karen Paty
  • SITA Americas President Randy Pizzi
  • State Representative Jimmy Pruett
  • GEICO Senior Vice President Southeast Region Rhett Rayburn
  • Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert
  • Georgia Veterans Affairs Commissioner Mike Roby
  • Georgia Public Broadcasting Chief Executive Officer Teya Ryan
  • Houston County Schools Superintendent Mark Scott
  • Georgia Power Vice President Ron Shipman
  • Cox Communications Director of Operations Dan Slagle
  • Bleckley Schools Superintendent Steve Smith
  • US Bankruptcy Court Judge (Retired) James Walker

The council meets twice per year, once in the fall and once in the spring.