University Trustees Meet for Annual Homecoming Meeting

November 8, 2012

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek, (478) 301-4037 or vanderhoek_m@mercer.edu

MACON — Mercer University’s Board of Trustees will meet in Macon on Friday for its annual Homecoming meeting. The Board will name 10 new members during the meeting, including Barbara (Babs) Baugh, president of the Baugh Family Foundation, San Antonio, Texas; Neville Callam, general secretary, Baptist World Alliance, Falls Church, Va.; James Earl Carter Jr., 39th president of the United States, Plains; Holly McCorkle Jones, attorney and civic leader, Jacksonville, Fla.; Lt. Gen. (retired) Claude M. Kicklighter, former Pentagon inspector general, McLean, Va.; Thomas W. Malone, Atlanta attorney; M. Diane Owens, Atlanta attorney; Miller Peterson (Pete) Robinson, chairman of Troutman Sanders Strategies, Columbus; Raymond M. (Thad) Warren III, chairman and CEO, Warren Environment Inc., Atlanta; and Jerry S. Wilson Jr., former senior vice president and chief customer and commercial officer for the Coca-Cola Company. Jones, Kicklighter, Malone, Owens, Robinson, Warren and Wilson are Mercer alumni.

Trustees rotating off the board at the conclusion of the meeting include Donald E. Baxter, Houston; Gus H. Bell III, Savannah; C. Gregory DeLoach III, Augusta; C. Bruce Gordy, Orlando, Fla.; William Andrew Haggard, Coral Gables, Fla.; Spencer B. King III, Atlanta; Samuel (Sam) Mitchell Jr., Peachtree City; and Lamar Richard Plunkett Jr., Carrollton.  

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah – and four regional academic centers across the state. The Mercer Health Sciences Center launched July 1, 2012, and includes the University’s medical, nursing and pharmacy schools and will add a fourth college – the College of Health Professions – on July 1, 2013. Mercer is affiliated with four teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The University also has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. It operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. www.mercer.edu

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