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:
Chief Operating Officer
Find Great People
Paul Batson (’73)*
President & Owner
Batson Accounting & Tax P.A.
Regional Workforce Advisor
SC Department of Commerce
William Bridges (’75)
The Graham Foundation
Content Analytics Leader
Greenville Health System
Greer Walker CPAs & Advisors
Founder & CEO
Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources
Executive Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Ten at the Top
Assistant Vice President, Student Success and Engagement
TriCounty Technical College
Douglas Kim Law Firm
Human Resources Director
Carol Kunkel (’99)
Inside Sales Director
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Mark Loftin (’17)
Senior Manager, Data Governance & Management
Program Coordinator & Instructor
Greenville Technical College
Manager, Community Engagement & Strategy
Co-Owner, Blue Ink Strategies LLC
Global Innovation Council Chairman & Chief of Staff
Michelin, North America
Director of Career Services
Clemson MBA Program
Jamie Rhyne (’11)
Ansel Sanders (’10)
President & CEO
Public Education Partners
Director of Community & Partner Relations
United Way of Greenville County
Greenville Hospital System
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.