College Administration


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

Rufus Massey, Dean of Student Work
B.S., Berry College; M.E., University of West 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.   

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

Chief of Staff

Debbie Heida Chief of Staff
B.A., Mount Union College; M.A., The Ohio State University

Derek Taylor Interim Director of Athletics
B.A., Westminster College; MBA University of Mississippi

Casee Gilbert Director of Hospitality and Event Services
B.A., Whittier College; MSW, University of Denver

Rachel McLucas Curator, Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum
B.A., Berry College


Cyndi Court, Vice President for Advancement
B.Ed., York University; B.A., York University.

Scott Breithaupt, Associate Vice President for Advancement 
B.S., M.B.A., Berry College. 

Jean Druckenmiller, Director of Development
B.S., University of Tennessee; M.S., Georgia State University

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

Jennifer K. Schaknowski, Director of Alumni Engagement and Philanthropic Marketing          
B.A., Alma College.   

Stacey Jones Spillers, Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Partnerships
B.S., Mississippi State University; M.S., Georgia State University. 

Rick Woodall, 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

Andrew Bressette, Vice President for Enrollment Management
B.A., Assumption College; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Adrienne Oddi, Director of Admissions 
B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., The Ohio State University.

Henry Oddi, Associate Director of Search  
B.B.A., University of Georgia.

Noemi Sarrion-Cortes, Director of Financial Aid  
B.S., University of the Balearic Islands; MBA., Berry College

Kinsey Stout, Associate Director, Enrollment Management Marketing and Communication 
B.Mus., Berry College; M.S., Georgia State University; M.N.A., University of Notre Dame.

Amanda Swendsen, Associate Director of Financial Aid   
B.A., Adrian College; MEd., Upper Iowa University 

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


Nancy Rewis, Vice President for Marketing and Communications               
B.S., University of Mississippi.

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

Cameron S. Jordan, Director of Digital Marketing and Media
B.B.A., M.S.I.S., Kennesaw State University.

Chris Reinolds Kozelle, Director of Public Relations
B.S., University of Kansas.

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


Mary K. Boyd, Provost; Professor of Chemistry
B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Toronto

Karen L. Bachus, Director, Berry College Child Development Center 
B.S., Eastern Illinois University; M.Ed., Lesley University.

Christopher Borda, Director of International Experiences
B.S., Florida State University; M.Ed., Grand Valley State University. 

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.

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.

Lori Frederick, Director of Berry College Elementary and Middle School
B.S., Berry College; M.Ed., Berry College

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

Joyce Heames, Dean of the Campbell School of Business; Professor of Management 
B.S., Samford University;
 M.B.A., Samford University; Ph.D, University of Mississippi.

Lauren Heller, Interim Co-Director of Honors Program; Associate Professor of Economics 
B.A., Capital University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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.

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

Jacqueline M. McDowell, Assistant Provost of External Relations; 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.

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

Teri Oberg, Director of South Rome Early Learning Center
B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Columbia College

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

Anna Sharpe, Director of the Academic Success Center  
B.A., Valdosta State University; M.A., University of Kentucky; ABD University of Kentucky.

David F. Slade, Associate Provost / Dean of Academic Services; Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures                                                                  
B.A., Berry College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Emory University. 

Todd Timberlake, Interim Co-Director of Honors Program; Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Student Affairs

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

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

Emma Cordle, Director of the Health Center
B.S.N., Jacksonville State University; M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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

Meredith Johnson, Assistant Dean of Students and Whitehead Scholars Coordinator
B.S., Berry College; M.Ed, Harvard University.

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

Lindsay Norman, Associate Dean of Students
B.A., Berry College; M.A., Appalachian State 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.