Dr. Scott Colley
Dr. Scott Colley became Berry College's seventh president in June 1998. Since that time, he has provided dynamic leadership for the college, which consistently has been ranked among the South's best.
Among the significant accomplishments of his tenure is the construction of a state-of-the-art science building, which has become a model for other colleges and universities, and a new residence hall. An extensive renovation of the Krannert Student Center has been completed, and the Cook Building has been transformed into a home for Berry’s Charter School of Education and Human Sciences. In addition, the Normandy Complex – formerly a dairy – has been converted into a first-class conference center. A major renovation project is under way to restore the historic Ford Complex. Other accomplishments include the completion of a new strategic plan, which provides a road map for the first decade of Berry's second century, and the achievement of record-setting fund-raising levels.
President Colley's leadership is guided by the knowledge that all work undertaken at Berry is for one purpose - to add value to the lives of the students who come here to learn.
In that light, the college has underscored its commitment to its founding mission - to combine challenging academics with practical work experience in a campus environment that encourages spiritual awareness and growth and promotes service to others - with constant attention to ensure that this mission is meeting the needs of students and society in the 21st century.