I. President

Dr. Kendall Blanchard - President

Dr. Blanchard assumed the presidency of Georgia Southwestern in July of 2007. He is responsible for the overall administration and direction of the University. He has served as president of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Col. and has held administrative positions at Lamar University, Emporia State University and Middle Tennessee State University. He completed his bachelor's degree in English, history and philosophy at Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee, Ill. Dr. Blanchard holds a Ph.D. and master's degree, both in anthropology, from Southern Methodist University. He also earned a master of divinity degree in religion studies from Vanderbilt University and has done a year's post-doctoral at Johns Hopkins University. His academic interests are in the areas of the anthropology of sport, the anthropology of education, and business ethics.


II. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Dr. Brian U. Adler

Dr. Adler took office as Georgia Southwestern's VPAA June 1, 2008. He is responsible for oversight of the academic programs and policies of the University. In that regard, Adler serves as the chief academic, and the deans of each individual school report directly to his office. Adler served as the dean of the Graduate School at Valdosta State University from 2005 until the present. Prior, he served as administrative head of VSU's Philosophy and Religious Studies Department (Spring and Summer 2004) and director of the Honors Program. A position he held from 1994 to 2004. Adler earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Carolina in 1978, a Master of Arts in English from the University of Georgia in 1984 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Tennessee in 1988.


III. Vice President for Business & Finance

W. Cody King

W. Cody King

Mr. King came to Georgia Southwestern in 1996 as director of Accounting Services before serving as comptroller from 2000-2007. He filled the role of Vice President in August of 2007. In addition to his work in the office of Business and Finance, King taught courses in managerial, cost and tax accounting. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Georgia Southwestern College and his master's degree in business administration from Albany State University.


IV. Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Samuel T. Miller

Dr. Miller came to GSW June 2000. Responsible for the general welfare of students, as well as providing leadership for various departments that provide critical services to students and other constituencies. Prior to coming to GSW, other professional experience was gained at Mississippi State, Penn State, and Temple universities. Education includes the following degrees: Ph. D. in Student Development in Higher Education M. Ed. in Student Development in Higher Education B.A. in Psychology. Hobbies/interests include tennis and racquetball


V. Vice President of Enrollment Management

Dr. Gaye S. Hayes

Gaye Hayes came to GSW in 1991 to work in the Division of Student Affairs. Hayes was appointed to the lead role in Admissions in 2003. She was named the University's first Vice President of Enrollment Management in March 2009 which governs over the Office of Admissions and Registrar's Office. Hayes earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from GSW, a master's degree in college student personnel from the University of Georgia and Ph.D. from Georgia State University in educational policy studies.


VI. Executive Director, GSW Foundation

Reda K. Rowell

Rowell joined the Foundation and GSW in December of 2012 from Clayton State University where she was director of Development and Alumni Affairs since 2001. She serves as the lead fundraiser for the University and manager of the GSW Foundation. Rowell is an alumna of Clayton State where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in management and a Master of Arts in history.



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VII. Athletic Director

Randolph Barksdale (interim)







VIII. University Relations Director

Stephen E. Snyder

Snyder joined the Georgia Southwestern staff in 2007 as a development officer before moving to his current role as University Relations Director. He is responsible for University marketing, public relations and the Web site. Snyder earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern.