Brenau Window, Fall 2017 cover image, "Government for the Greater Good"

Fall 2017

Mary Ross

Job of a Lifetime

One of South Carolina native Mary Ross’ biggest adventures began as a volunteer experience and led to decades of service working alongside the state’s governors and their families.

LaSharn Hughes, executive director of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce, BU '98, BU '04, talks with a coworker at her office in Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Not Finished Yet

As executive director of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce, Brenau alumna LaSharn Hughes is determined to improve health care access for all Georgians, especially those in underserved areas.

David Miller, Lumpkin County Commissioner. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Professor and Politician

David Miller’s work as professor of health care management at Brenau and as Lumpkin County, Georgia, commissioner provide a unique perspective that enriches the lives of his students and his constituents.

Sandy Strong, BU '15, BU '17, at Brenau's South Atlanta Campus in Fairburn, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Serving Those Who Serve

Brenau’s dedication and passion to see military students succeed has drawn many who serve or have served in the U.S. armed forces to its campuses, including veterans Sandy Strong, Chris Russell and Randal Robison.

Board of Trustees

Peter D. Miller, Chair
Philip A. Wilheit Sr., Vice Chair
James Anthony Walters, Secretary
Carole Ann Carter Daniel, WC ’68, Treasurer
Gale Johnson Allen, BU ’91
Robin Smith Dudley, WC ’78
Kathryn (Kit) Dunlap, WC ’64
Emmie Henderson Howard, WC ’01
M. Douglas Ivester

Anna Alexander Jacobs, WC ’86
Emily Dunlap Lawson
Antonina Grib Lerch, WC ‘03
Ben E. Lilly
James E. Mathis Jr.
Steve McKibbon
James H. Moore
Betty Verson Norton, WC ’52
Frank K. Norton Jr.

Gary L. Riley
Lawrence B. Schrage
Amanda Slavin
Gail A. Smith, WC ’83
Mike Smith
Shay English Stafford, WC ’69
Bob Swoszowski
Amy Whitley
Ret. Rear Admiral Patricia E. Wolfe, BU ‘87

Trustees Emeriti

Jane Wood Banks
Raymond H. Burch

Mary Helen Roop Hosch, WC ’35
C.V. Nalley III

Thomas H. Paris Jr.
Lessie Bailey Smithgall


Edward L. Schrader, Ph. D.

Vice President of Communications & Publications

David Morrison

Vice President of External Relations

Matt Thomas


Benjamin McDade

Executive Director, Alumni & Constituent Engagement

Ashley Carter, WC ’09, BU ’12

Associate Editor/Design Director

Michael Lowe

Photographer and Multimedia Editor

AJ Reynolds

Director of Multimedia Publishing

Michael McPeek

Staff Writers

Kristen Oliver
Allison Reeger Cook

Contributing Writers

Candice Dyer, WC ’92, Nick Coltrain

Contributing Editors

Emily Stockton, WC ’11

Contributing Photographer

Andy Colwell
Gerry Melendez
Bob Self

Fall 2017, Brenau Window is published three times a year by the Brenau University Office of Communications & Publications, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501.

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