Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

  • Mr. Howard B. “Rocky” Lipham‘90, Chair
    Metro Bank
  • Mr. J. Thomas “Tommy” Vance, Vice Chair
    Partner, Tisinger, Vance
  • Mrs. Cindy S. Denney ’86 ’93 ‘95, Secretary
    Associate Broker, Metro West Realty, LLC
  • Dr. Bill Estes, Executive Director/Treasurer
    Vice President of University Advancement, University of West Georgia
  • Mrs. Susan O. Fleck, Past Chair
    Community Leader/Homemaker
  • Dr. Kyle Marrero
    President, University of West Georgia
  • Mr. Zachary R. Steed ‘89, Board Development Committee Chair
    Director, Business Development Systems & Methods
  • Mr. K. Alexander (Alex) Roush, Investment Committee Chair
    President/Owner, Alex Roush Architects
  • Mr. Luis A. Planas, Sr. ‘72, Resource Development Committee Chair
    Retired, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Mr. Gerald McCarley '59, Audit Committee Chair
    Retired, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Board Members

  • Mr. Greg Benda '05
    President, UWG Alumni Association
  • Dr. Richie Bland
    Director, Tanner Health Systems Oncology Services
  • Mr. George Brooks ‘84
    President, UPS East Region
  • Mr. A. Paul Cadenhead ’44**
    Retired Attorney, Fellows, Johnson & LaBriola
  • Mr. Robert "Bob" W. Coggin
    President, Alpine Marketing Consultants
  • Mrs. Melissa "Missy" Dugan '87
    President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
  • Mr. Bill Esslinger ‘93
    President & CEO, GreenCourt Legal Technologies
  • Mr. James A. Gill**
    Director of Special Projects, University of West Georgia
  • Mr. Joey Godwin '73 '78 '96
    President, UWG Athletic Foundation
  • Mr. Dan Gray ‘55
    Retired, United Oil Corp.
  • Mrs. Edith F. Haney ‘89
    Fogo Data Centers
  • Mr. Loy Howard
    President/CEO, Tanner Medical Center
  • Mr. Chip Jakins
    President/CEO, Carroll EMC
  • Mr. Phillip Kauffman**
    President, Kauphi Properties
  • Mr. Gary Kinard '91
    CFO, Southeastrans, Inc.
  • Mr. R. David “Dave” Knight ‘73
    Senior Vice President, J. Smith Lanier
  • Dr. Bruce Lyon
    Retired, University of West Georgia
  • Aaron McWhorter '69 '91
    Owner/President, North Georgia Turf, Inc.
  • Mr. William A. Moye ‘70
    Retired Owner, Moye Pharmacy
  • Mr. Jim Naughton
    Retired, Milliken & Co.
  • Ms. Ann Newman ‘01
    Vice President, Wells Fargo - West Georgia Region
  • Mr. Randall Redding
    Owner, RKR Constructions
  • Mr. Robert “Bob” J. Stone**
    President, Systems & Methods
  • Mr. Jim Sutherland
    VP Business & Finance, University of West Georgia
  • Mrs. Pam D. Uglum ’82 ‘83
    Owner, DeLoach Developments, LLC
  • Timothy I. Warren
    President/CEO, United Community Bank

** - Life Member