Skleder represents Brenau on diversity and inclusion panel

Screenshot of Zoom conversation among 5 university presidents.

Brenau University President Anne Skleder participated in a panel as part of the Focus Atlanta Official Virtual Launch Conference in November on the topic of Inclusive Education: Diversity and its impact on upward mobility. Skleder was one of four Georgia college presidents to serve on the panel moderated by Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern […]

Skleder appoints Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

For more information about the Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence please contact email them at Brenau University is taking tangible steps to ensure it becomes a leader in diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. During the tumultuous days of last summer as the country was reeling from the senseless deaths of George […]

PT professor, student named to diversity groups

Fredy Solis, assistant professor of physical therapy, represents Brenau University and the Department of Physical Therapy as a member of the newly formed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) consortium, created by the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy. The purpose of the DEI consortium is to advocate for change that supports increased accessibility and opportunities […]

Brenau Board of Trustees appoints two new members

The Brenau University Board of Trustees recently added an award-winning journalist and alumna as well as a local CEO with long experience in medical management and strong community connections as its newest members. Maria Ebrahimji, a 1998 graduate of The Women’s College and a partner at C5 Collective, and Amelia “Mimi” Collins, CEO of Longstreet […]

Suited for Success

Family roots and a Brenau education instill confidence in university’s board vice chair Business leadership, a strong work ethic and generosity are hardwired into the family roots of new Brenau University Board of Trustees Vice Chair Emmie Henderson Howard, WC ’01, and she appreciates those same qualities in the university she now helps to govern. […]

Innovation in Education

Entrepreneurial spirit guides Brenau’s board chair By Ben McDade As one of the principal partners of a thriving business, new Brenau University Board of Trustees Chair Mike Smith understands the rewards of taking a chance and managing risks and says those same dynamics are at play every day at Brenau. Smith is president of SteelCell, […]

A Legacy of Leadership and Service

Woman and man in front of Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium

Have passion for the mission. Be knowledgeable. Do your homework. Ask the right questions. Stay involved and keep your fingernails dirty. These are some of the valuable lessons longtime Brenau trustee and former board chair Pete Miller says he has learned over his 20-plus years on the board — 16 of them as chair — […]

By the community, for the community

Philip Wilheit stands in front of Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium

When Philip Wilheit headed off to college, it never occurred to him not to come back to his beloved Gainesville. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wilheit moved with his family to Gainesville in 1949 when he was only four years old. He says that growing up in Gainesville was like growing up in Mayberry, a […]

First Class

Women stand side-by-side with arms in front of them to create equals sign.

Executive Women’s MBA students find friendship, support through the program As the Executive Women’s Master of Business Administration at The Women’s College of Brenau University wraps up its inaugural year this fall, the trailblazing women in the program’s first cohort already know they have made lifelong friends. The catalyst for those friendships came during the […]

Extraordinary Times For Extraordinary Lives

Woman and student laugh

Brenau University President Anne Skleder has hit the ground running during her time at Brenau as she has hosted over 25 events on campus and across the country. More than 700 alumni and friends participated in the events, some in person and many — as the coronavirus made its presence felt — in a virtual […]

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