(Atlanta) The Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE)
has announced its new board of trustees officers and committees for the
2004-05 academic year.
Elected unanimously by the board, Georgia Institute of Technology
President G. Wayne Clough will become board chair effective July 1,
2004. He succeeds Morehouse College President Walter E. Massey, who
completes two successive terms in the position.
"ARCHE has become a leader in communicating the collective contributions
of Atlanta-area higher education to the region, state and nation. The
organization also provides a bridge that helps member colleges and
universities share resources among themselves and with the community,"
said Dr. Clough. "Given the valuable role ARCHE plays, I look forward
to serving as board chair."
Agnes Scott College President Mary Brown Bullock becomes the board's
vice chair. She is succeeded in the role of treasurer by State
University of West Georgia President Beheruz N. Sethna. Clark Atlanta
University President Walter D. Broadnax becomes a member-at-large of the
board's executive committee, joining Mercer University President R.
Kirby Godsey and Southern Polytechnic State University President Lisa A.
Rossbacher, who were re-elected as members.
Larry D. Large, President of Oglethorpe University, was chosen by the
board to serve as chair of ARCHE's government relations committee. He
is joined by new members James R. Gavin, President of Morehouse School
of Medicine, and Thomas K. Harden, President of Clayton College & State
Michael A. Gerber, president of ARCHE, noted the Consortium's gratitude
for Dr. Massey's work as board chair. "Walter Massey provided dedicated
service during two successive terms as chair, and offered both wise
guidance and great leadership. All of us in ARCHE are extraordinarily
grateful for his collegiality and for his many contributions to
Atlanta's higher education community."
ARCHE's mission is to advance Atlanta-area higher education through
academic collaboration, community partnerships, and public awareness. The organization was founded in 1938. In addition to 19 public and
private colleges and universities, membership also includes corporate
and non-profit Community Partners and regional Affiliated Libraries.
The board of trustees is composed of the presidents of the member
colleges and universities, and elects its own officers. Terms are for
The Consortium's member institutions annually enroll more than 130,000
students and award nearly 27,000 degrees at the bachelor's level and
higher. ARCHE launched the first phase of its new web site highlighting
Atlanta's role in the civil rights movement on May 17. During the
coming academic year, ARCHE will release the results of a study
documenting higher education's impact on the state and regional
economies, and will release a report detailing the return on investments
in education realized by individuals and society.
Information about ARCHE and its members is available at