College Administration


Stephen R. Briggs, President 
B.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Chief of Staff

Alexander W. Whitaker IV, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board
B.A., Berry College; J.D., University of Virginia; LL.M., Georgetown University; M.A.R., Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. 

Shannon Biggers, Director of Creative Services
B.S., Berry College.

Timothy Brown, Director, Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum
B.A., University of Georgia. 

Jonathan Huggins, Chaplain
B.S., Shorter College; M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School; M.A.R., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Stellenbosch. 

Cameron S. Jordan, Acting Director of Public Relations and Marketing
B.B.A., M.S.I.S., Kennesaw State University.

Chris Reinolds Kozelle, Director of News and Editorial Services
B.S., University of Kansas.

Erin Moniz, Director of Student Ministries
B.S., Berry College; M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kathleen Ray, Director of Special Events
B.S., Berry College.

Alan Storey, Director Community Relations & Photography Services
A.B.J., University of Georgia.


Bettyann M. O'Neill, Vice President for Advancement
B.A., Rutgers University; M.B.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Beard, Director of Alumni Relations 
B.S., M.B.A., Berry College. 

Scott Breithaupt, Assistant VP Campaign and Leadership Giving 
B.S., M.B.A., Berry College. 

Jeff Palmer, Director Advancement Services 
B.A., M.B.A., Berry College.   

Jennifer K. Schaknowski, Director of Alumni Development
B.A., Alma College.

Matt Shinall, Director Prospect Research
B.S., Kennesaw State University.

Sharman Turner, Director Annual Giving and Specialty Programs
B.A., The American University.

Rick Woodall, Acting Director of Philanthropic Communications 
B.A., Berry College.

Business and Finance

Brian Erb, Vice President for Finance
B.S., Rutgers University; M.B.A., Mount St. Mary's College.

Debbie Emory, Director of Compliance, Accounting and Investments 
B.S., Shorter College.

Penny Evans-Plants, Chief Information Officer 
B.A., Berry College; M.S.I.S., Kennesaw State University.

Mark Hopkins, Director of Physical Plant 
B.S., Berry College.

Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources
B.S., M.A., University of the Cumberlands; M.P.A., Kennesaw State University.

R. Daniel Price, General Counsel, In-House
B.S., Berry College; J.D., University of Georgia.

Brad T. Reeder, Assistant Vice President for Financial Planning

B.B.A., Lincoln Memorial University; M.B.A., Berry College;

Gary J. Will, Assistant Vice President for Campus Security and Emergency Response Management 
B.S., Miami University.

William L. Yeomans, Director of Forestry Operations 

Enrollment Management

Gary Waters, Vice President for Enrollment Management
B.A., Berry College; M.B.A., Berry College; Ed.D., University of Alabama.

Donna K. Childres, Director of Financial Aid 
B.B.A., Georgia Southwestern State University.

Brett E. Kennedy, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management 
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College; M.A., The University of Alabama.  

Timothy H. Tarpley, Director of Operations 
A.A., Reinhardt College; B.A., LaGrange College.


Kathy Brittain Richardson, Provost; Professor of Communication
B.A., Shorter College; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Debra Belvin, Director of Berry College Elementary and Middle School
B.S., Tennessee Tech; M.A., Xavier University; Ed.S., Berry College.

Andrew Bressette, Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Services; Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Assumption College; Ph.D., University of Virginia. 

Gary W. Breton, Dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences; Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Chemistry
B.S., State University of New York-Stony Brook; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Laurie Chandler, Director, Bonner Center for Community Engagement
B.A., Berry College; M.P.A., Kennesaw State University.

Mary Clement, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
B.A., Illinois State University at Normal; M.A., Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Donna Davin, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
B.A., University of Mississippi; M.P.A., Southern Illinois University.

Bryce Durbin, Registrar and Director of Institutional Research 
B.S., North Georgia College; M.A., Appalachian State University; Ed.D, Vanderbilt University.

Sarah Egerer, Director of International Programs 
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.S., Georgia State University; M.B.A., Berry College.

John Grout, Dean of the Campbell School of Business; Garrett Professor of Management
B.S., Brigham Young University;
Ph.D, Penn State University.

Sherre L. Harrington, Director of Memorial Library 
B.A., M.L., University of South Carolina.

Nancy Mercer, Assistant Dean and M.B.A. Director Campbell School of Business 
B.B.A., Kennesaw State University; M.P.S., Tulane University.

Thomas D. Kennedy, Dean of the Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Professor of Philosophy 
B.A., Calvin College; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Karen Kurz, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in Education; Associate Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., State University of New York, College at Geneseo; M.S., Nazareth College; Ph.D., West Virginia University.

Susan Logsdon-Conradsen, Director of Women's Studies; Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Georgia;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Louisville.

Wilma Maynard, Director of the Academic Support Center 
B.S., M.Ed., University of West Georgia.

Jacqueline M. McDowell, Dean of the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences; Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of Akron; Ph.D., Kent State University.

Katherine Powell, Director, Office of First-Year Experience 
B.A., St. Joseph College;
M.A., Middlebury College.

Ann Tankersley, Director, Berry College Child Development Center 
B.S., Shorter College; M.Ed., Berry College.

Vanice Roberts, Dean of Nursing; Professor of Nursing 
B.S.N., Mississippi University for Women; M.S.N., Georgia State University; D.S., University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Lara Whelan, Director of Honors Program; Associate Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing
A.B., Dartmouth College; M.A., King's College University of London; Ph.D., University of Delaware.

Student Affairs

Debbie Heida, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
B.A., Mount Union College; M.A., The Ohio State University.

Todd Brooks, Director of Athletics 
B.S., Milligan College; M.A., Tusculum College.

Cecily Crow, Director of Student Activities
B.A., Berry College; M.E.D., University of South Carolina.

Anita P. Errickson, Director of Health and Wellness Center
A.D.N., Dalton College.

Marshall Jenkins, Director of Counseling
A.B., Davidson College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.   

Michael McElveen, Director of Recreation
B.S., M.S., Armstrong Atlantic State University. 

Lindsey Norman, Assistant Dean of Students
B.A., Berry College; M.A., Appalachian State University.

Lindsey Taylor, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
B.A., Valdosta State University; M.A., University of Mississippi.

Tasha Toy, Director of Multicultural & International Student Programs 
B.A., M.A., North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., Seton Hall University.

Student Work

W. Rufus Massey Jr., Dean of Student Work  
B.S., Berry College;
M.Ed., University of West Georgia.

Michael D. Burnes, Director of Student Work Operations 
B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy; M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology.

Mark Kozera, Director of Employer Development
B.A., Berry College.

Sue Tarpley, Director of Career Center 
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College;
M.A., Bowling Green State University.