The President's Cabinet meets on a regular basis to discuss campus issues, decisions being considered, policies and procedures, and items of importance to the campus. Members of the President's Cabinet are individually and collectively very important to the South Georgia College team.
Dr. Virginia M. Carson, President
Dr. Virginia Carson became President of South Georgia College (SGC) on
February 1, 2009, after serving as SGC Interim President since March 1, 2008.
Dr. Virginia Carson was Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia Highlands
College (GHC) in Rome from 2001 until her appointment at South Georgia College.
She served as Dean for Academic Services for Georgia Perimeter College’s (GPC)
Clarkston campus from 2000 to 2001. During the 1999-2000 academic year, she was
a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) at Northern Virginia
Community College. She previously chaired the Department of Mathematics,
Computer Science and Engineering, also on GPC’s Clarkston campus, where she was
Professor of Mathematics.
Dr. Carl McDonald, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Carl McDonald, Vice President for Academic Affairs, is a graduate of Auburn University (B.A.), Florida State University (M.A., Ph.D.), Georgia Southwestern State University (M.Ed.), and Emory University (M.Div.). Dr. McDonald has taught at Florida State University, Gordon College, Middle Georgia College, Emory University, and South Georgia College, and has been an academic division chairperson of Humanities and Learning Support. During his 27 years with the University System of Georgia, he has served as chairperson of the Learning Support Academic Advisory Committee, chairperson of the Educator Preparation Academic Advisory Committee, a member of the Chancellor’s Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, a representative to the System Council on International Education, the English Academic Advisory Committee, the Arts and Sciences Deans Committee. Dr. McDonald is a member of the Board of Directors for the local Chamber of Commerce and a past Rotarian of the Year.
Mr. Wesley Brown, Vice President for Student Success
In his position as Vice President for Student Success, Mr. Brown has oversight of Enrollment Services, Student Life, Residence Life, and Information Technology. The Enrollment Services area encompasses Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and Records. Mr. Brown has over 32 years of experience in the field of instructional and computer technology. He holds an associate of science degree in education from South Georgia College, a bachelor of science degree in technical, trade, and industrial education, and a master’s in education in instructional technology from Valdosta State University. Wes is a 2009-2010 graduate of the University System of Georgia Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) and serves as the Implementation Coordinator for the College’s Lean Six Sigma methodology, for which he is certified a Black Belt practitioner. Prior to joining South Georgia College, he was an adjunct professor at East Central Technical College and former Instructional Technology Coordinator at Citizens Christian Academy. Mr. Brown served in the United States Navy for more than 16 years in the field of Aviation Electronics.
Ms. Valerie Webster, Director of Entry Programs and Planning
Ms. Valerie Webster has 12 years of experience as a college administrator and is responsible for several divisions at South Georgia College. In addition, she has more than 20 years of experience in higher education as a professor of computer information systems and programming, and 15 years of experience in community economic development initiatives. Ms. Webster holds a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University. Prior to accepting her position as Director of Entry Programs and Planning, she served SGC as Director of Strategic Research and Planning, Director of Continuing Education and Public Service, and as an assistant professor in the Division of Business and Social Sciences. Named Rotarian of the Year in 1999, Ms. Webster has also been an active participant in the community with the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce, Coffee Alliance for the Arts, Coffee Regional Hospital, CRH Health Services Board, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Douglas Rotary Club.
Dr. Randy Braswell, Director of Admissions, Records, and Research
Dr. Randy Braswell began his career with the University System of Georgia in 1978 as a work-study student at Georgia Southwestern State University. He was a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia prior to assuming the position of Research Assistant at UGA’s Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton (USDA). From 1988 to 1997, Dr. Braswell served as Director of Institutional Research at Gordon College in Barnesville. He joined SGC in 1997 as Director of Admissions, Records and Research, his current position. He was SGC’s Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs from 2004 to 2007, and Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning at Macon State College in 2007-08. Dr. Braswell has served on the USG Bookends Committee for joint enrollment and transfer, and on the Enhanced Advising Processes Committee. He has also been involved with RACRA, IRP, GACRAO, RACAA, and EPAAC. He obtained his associate’s degree from Andrew College, his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southwestern State University, and his master’s degree from the University of Georgia. He completed his Ph.D. at Georgia State University.
Ms. Walda Kight, Director of Community and Foundation Relations
A Douglas native, Ms. Walda Kight graduated with honors from both South
Georgia College in 1993 (associate of science) and the University of Georgia in
1995 (bachelor of business administration). For the past 12 years, she has held
various positions of responsibility in the banking industry. Most recently, she
served as Marketing and Human Resources Officer with First National Bank of
Coffee County. As Director of Community and Foundation Relations, Ms. Kight
leads the College’s efforts to secure private gifts, promote scholarships, and
enhance alumni activities. Active in the community, Ms. Kight serves as a member
of the Eastside Elementary School Parent Advisory Board, St. Paul’s Catholic
Church Finance Committee, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was also a member of
the Leadership Georgia Class of 2008.