Business Advisory Board Hosts Fall Meeting

Gordon State College Business Advisory Board met virtually Monday to remain engaged with community partners for a collaboration of ideas, opportunities for community engagement and student internships. President Kirk A. Nooks provided an update on the college’s COVID-19 Task Force and stressed The Healthy Highlander Way as well as a recap of the past and current semesters. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs C. Jeffery Knighton provided the college’s mid-term update and explained The Highlander EDGE.  The Highlander EDGE are noted qualities that set Gordon graduates apart: Engaged Innovators, Dedicated Scholars, Gifted Communicators and Ethical Leaders. Knighton also provided updates on renovations, rankings, recent record endowment plus retention and graduation rates. During the meeting, Gordon’s increased marketing efforts and internship process were discussed.

Members in attendance included: Ginny Blakeney, Pike County Economic Development Director; Jane Fryer, Meriwether County Development Authority; Kathy Oxford, Barnesville-Lamar Industrial Development Authority; Lydia Pierre, Pierre Branding Group, Kenny Smith, City of Griffin Manager, Trae Westmoreland, Coweta County Development Authority and Bob White, Butts County Industrial Development Authority Director. Gordon State College colleagues included Nooks, Knighton; Dean of the School of Business, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Barry Kicklighter and Alan Burstein, Professor of Business.