Berry Welcomes New Board of Trustees

Release Date: May 13, 2014

ROME, Ga. -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America President Emeritus Roxanne Spillett and SunTrust Bank Executive Vice President Bradford R. Dinsmore are the newest members of the Berry College Board of Trustees.

Spillett earned her bachelor’s degree in education from State University of New York and did graduate studies in guidance and counseling at St. Lawrence University in New York. She also studied public health administration at Hunter College in New York.

She was awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Notre Dame, Trinity College, Bryant University, Westfield State University and Marian College.

Spillett is also a member of the board of directors for Scholarship America, the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation and the I Have A Dream Foundation.  She was  appointed by former President George Bush to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and Newsweek named her one of the 15 people who “make America great.” She lives in Decatur, Ga., and has three children.

Dinsmore, executive vice president of consumer banking and private wealth management, received his bachelor of science in business administration from California Polytechnic State University in 1985. He then went on to study at San Diego State University at their Pacific Coast Banking School.

He is a member of the board of directors with the Greater Atlanta Christian School Foundation, and a committee member with the Greater Atlanta Christian School Budget and Finance Committee and the Woodruff Arts Center Leads Gift Committee. Dinsmore lives in Duluth, Ga., with his wife and their four children.

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Berry College is an independent, coeducational college recognized nationally for the quality and value of its educational experience. College leaders from across the country chose Berry College as the nation's number one "Up-And-Coming" liberal arts college, according to the 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. Located on a magnificent campus encompassing more than 27,000 acres near Rome, Ga., Berry challenges its student body, consisting of more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, to embrace a firsthand education that unites strong academic programs with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others.

Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Lindsey Dyches