Furman Undergraduate Evening Studies Engages Business Community With 2019 Advisory Council

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University’s Undergraduate Evening Studies (UES) has announced the new members of its 2019 Advisory Council, which supports and advocates for the program that provides working adults the opportunity to earn a degree from the university.

The group, which was first formed in 2017, will meet on Jan. 31.

Members of the Council include Upstate business and community leaders, as well as Furman alumni and instructors. During the meeting, members will review UES programs, course formats, enrollment and community engagement. A new Advisory Council is convened every other year.

UES director Beth Crews sees the Advisory Council as crucial to the effectiveness of the program, saying, “Through our Advisory Council, we expand awareness of the exceptional degree programs Furman makes available to adult learners. We cultivate and deepen relationships and solicit informed input from employers. Students then gain greater access to mentors and advocates, who ultimately help shape academic programs and inform learning outcomes.”

The newly announced members of the 2019 UES Advisory Council are:

Betsy Anthony

Chief Operating Officer

Find Great People

Paul Batson (’73)*

President & Owner

Batson Accounting & Tax P.A.

Jay Blankenship

Regional Workforce Advisor

SC Department of Commerce

William Bridges (’75)


The Graham Foundation

Phil Corbett

Content Analytics Leader


Doug Dorman


Greenville Health System

Ramona Farrell


Greer Walker CPAs & Advisors

Robyn Grable

Founder & CEO

Veterans Ascend

John Harvey

Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources


Anthony Herrera

Executive Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Furman University

Dean Hybl

Executive Director

Ten at the Top

Linda Jameison

Assistant Vice President, Student Success and Engagement

TriCounty Technical College

Douglas Kim


Douglas Kim Law Firm

Robin Knox

Human Resources Director

Nutra Manufacturing

Carol Kunkel (’99)

Inside Sales Director


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Mark Loftin (’17)

Senior Manager, Data Governance & Management

TD Bank

David Lucero

Program Coordinator & Instructor

Greenville Technical College

Sara Montero-Buria

Manager, Community Engagement & Strategy

Hispanic Alliance

Johannes Mutzke

Co-Owner, Blue Ink Strategies LLC

Global Innovation Council Chairman & Chief of Staff

Michelin, North America

Jamie Patterson

Director of Career Services

Clemson MBA Program

Jamie Rhyne (’11)

Plant Manager

Orbis Corporation

Ansel Sanders (’10)

President & CEO

Public Education Partners

Jokeitha Seabrook

Director of Community & Partner Relations

United Way of Greenville County

Evan Slavitt

General Counsel


Shaun Wagner

IT Manager

Greenville Hospital System

Paul Wickensimer

Clerk of Court

Greenville County Court

For more information about Furman Undergraduate Evening Studies, visit furman.edu/ues, or contact Beth Crews at 864-294-3160.