Agnes Scott College has
elected four new members to its Board of Trustees—Ron Alston, Loucy T. Hay ’87,
Margaret McCray-Finke ’89 and John Swallow. The college’s 30-member board is
chaired by Clyde Tuggle, senior vice president and chief public affairs and
communications officer at The Coca-Cola Company, with Portia O. Morrison ’66,
Senior Counsel of DLA Piper in Chicago, Ill., serving as vice chair.
Ron Alston is first vice president of the not-for-profit and
government banking group at SunTrust Bank. Since joining SunTrust in 1987,
Alston has served in many leadership positions including managing director of
corporate and investment banking and vice president and manager of the credit
department at SunTrust. Alston received his M.B.A in finance from The Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. in business
administration from Northeastern University. He serves on the board of
directors for United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and on the board of trustees
of The Decatur-DeKalb YMCA and is chair-elect of Leadership DeKalb.
Tittle Hay is an active community volunteer in Covington, Ga. She received her
B.A. in economics from Agnes Scott in 1987. Hay founded Merryvale Assisted Living
in 1996 and served as CEO until its sale in 2003. She has chaired the boards of
Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and the Covington-Newton County YMCA and was
founding chairperson for the Newton County Foundation for Academic Excellence. Her
family includes several Agnes Scott alumnae, including her grandmother and
sisters. Her father, W.G. Tittle Jr., of Nashville, Ga., is a trustee emeritus
of the college.
Margaret (Molly) McCray-Finke graduated from Agnes Scott in
1989 with a B.A. in international relations. Following graduation, McCray-Finke
began a career in symphony orchestra management that spanned a decade. She held
positions at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Chamber Music
Festival and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra where she headed the Artistic
Department and was in charge of producing and programming concerts. An active
volunteer with Young President's Organization (YPO) and the Graland Country Day
School, she resides with her family in Denver, Colo.
John Swallow is provost and chief operating officer of
the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. Prior to 2011, he was on the
faculty of Davidson College, serving as Faculty Vice-Chair and Kimbrough
Professor of Mathematics and Humanities. Swallow earned his Ph.D. in
mathematics from Yale University and his B.A. in English literature and
mathematics at University of the South. He has served as associate editor of
the American Mathematical Society’s Notices
and on the Board of Representatives for Budapest Semesters in Mathematics and
the executive committee of the Mathematical Association of America.
Two trustees completed
their terms on the board this June: James E. Love III, president and COO of Printpack, Inc., and Jeanne Kaufmann
Manning ’72, a family philanthropist and active volunteer with Communities of
Coastal Georgia Foundation and the St. Simons Land Trust.
The board provides
strategic leadership to Agnes Scott College, which was recently recognized as
one of the “best and most interesting schools in the U.S., Canada and Great
Britain” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges
and as a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholarship winners by the U.S. Institute
for International Education. Board Chair Clyde Tuggle, along with Trustees
Elizabeth “Beth” Daniel Holder ’82 and Elizabeth “Libby” Rhett Jones ’73 serve
as national co-chairs of the college’s The
Greatness Before Us comprehensive campaign, which has raised over $67
million to date toward a goal of $100 million by 2016.
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location – offering myriad cultural and experiential learning opportunities. A diverse and growing residential community of scholars, this highly selective liberal arts and sciences college is known for its dynamic and challenging intellectual community. Encouraging students to engage the wider world through study abroad and presenting its curriculum with international context, Agnes Scott College delivers on its promise: The World. For Women.