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Mary K. Boyd

Mary K. Boyd

Nancy Rewis

Nancy Rewis

The strength of Berry’s executive leadership team was on full display last spring when two members of the President’s Cabinet were tapped to lead other institutions. Now that team is welcoming two new members who are impressive in their own right – Provost Mary K. Boyd and Vice President of Marketing and Communications Nancy Rewis.

Dr. Boyd is an organic chemist who earned her bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Her prior leadership experience includes service as vice president of academic affairs at St. Edward’s University, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego and chair of Georgia Southern University’s Department of Chemistry. She will begin transitioning into her new role March 20. Dr. Andy Bressette will serve as interim provost through semester’s end before assuming new responsibilities as vice president of enrollment management. More on Boyd.

Rewis brings a track record of success to her new position leading Berry’s marketing and branding efforts, most recently serving as vice president of marketing and eCommerce at Gem Shopping Network in Atlanta. She previously excelled in a variety of roles for Turner Broadcasting, including vice president of marketing and brand development. She also served as senior director of brand partnerships and director of marketing for Turner Classic Movies. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. More on Rewis.

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Kathy and Randy RichardsonProvost Kathy Brittain Richardson will be leaving Berry at the end of the current academic year to take on a new challenge as president of Westminster College in Pennsylvania. She is the first woman to be named president of Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college that has been ranked among the “Top 25 Best Colleges in the Northeast.”

A beloved member of the communication faculty since 1986, Richardson has been honored with Berry’s top awards for teaching, scholarship and service. In addition to her work in the classroom, she also distinguished herself as associate provost and dean of academic services (1999-2007) and interim provost (2007-08) before assuming her current role as chief academic officer in 2013.

“We will always know Dr. Richardson as a colleague who fully embraced Berry’s commitment to an education of the head, heart and hands,” said Berry President Steve Briggs. “She has poured herself into the fabric of our community and has worked tenaciously to make Berry better.”

Joining her at Westminster will be husband and colleague Dr. Randy Richardson, another beloved member of the communication faculty who is legendary for his work with the Berry forensics program. Under his leadership, Berry has won 20 consecutive state forensic championships and numerous national honors. He is a past recipient of the National Forensic Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Berry officials will conduct a nationwide search for a new provost. Dr. Andy Bressette, currently associate provost, has accepted an interim appointment for 2016-17.

If you’d like to honor these amazing faculty members for their many years of service to Berry, please consider an online gift to the “Kathy Brittain Richardson Faculty and Staff Leadership Fund” or the “Randy Richardson Forensics Union Fund.” The former will support a variety of activities within the Faculty and Staff Leadership Academy, a future initiative of the Berry College Integrity in Leadership Center. The latter helps fund the activities of the Berry College Forensics Union. Contact Fred Mercer at 706-290-2164 or fmercer@berry.edu for more details.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Westminster to get first look at new president

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