ATLANTA—The Andrew Young School’s Dean’s Council, a body of global and local advisors expert in policy, nonprofit leadership, business, local, state and national governance, law, public finance, economic development, higher education and social justice, has added new members.
The new members are Georgia State alumnus Commissioner Greg Dozier (B.S., M.B.A.), Georgia’s former Department of Corrections Commissioner who Gov. Brian Kemp chose in January to serve as the state’s chief financial officer; Ray Bishop, the former president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia; and economist and Andrew Young School professor David Sjoquist, who specializes in state and local taxation and urban and regional economics.
They join members: Samuel Allen (GLOBALT), Angela Allen, (M.B.A.) (Full Circle Living), Laurence Bagen, (B.S., M.S.), Terri Bagen (B.S.), Bill Bolling, Donna Buchanan, Sameera Fazili (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta), Cathy Henson (GSU College of Law), Chris Valley, Andrea Young Thomas (ACLU of Georgia), Ambassador Andrew Young and his wife, Carolyn Young (Andrew J. Young Foundation, Andrew Young Presents).
“The Dean’s Council is an important part of the Andrew Young School. The members serve as a knowledgeable, innovative and supportive sounding board as we make strategic decisions for the future of our School as well as provide us with all-important financial resources,” said Dean Sally Wallace. “We are indebted to them for their advocacy, counsel and support. They rock!”
The Andrew Young School provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to address tough problems facing communities, government and nonprofit agencies all around the world through research, scholarship, public engagement and its development of leaders. The support of the Dean’s Council is vital in advancing the school’s mission.
“We lean on our council to lead fundraising initiatives, mentor students and young alumni and build meaningful connections within the community to advance our efforts and impact,” said Amanda Puche, director of development. “As our school works to rise from a top-18 policy school to a top-10 policy school under the leadership of Dean Sally Wallace, the knowledge and expertise offered by our Dean’s Council members is imperative.”
Dean’s Council member bios are available on the Andrew Young School website.