During a University Advancement Foundation Board meeting on Nov. 2, Barbara Christmas Golden, Ph.D. (’66, ’79, ’84) was installed as the Board’s first female chair. Golden has served the Foundation Board for seven years. A devoted alumna and University supporter, she received three degrees from Georgia Southern, and was honored as Alumna of the Year for both the College of Education as well as the overall University.
As a longtime educator, Golden taught English in Tattnall County, and later served as an elementary and high school principal in Johnson, Bulloch and DeKalb counties for many years. Golden has also been president of three Georgia education associations, including the Professional Association of Georgia Educators. “Georgia Southern relies on private funding to meet its ongoing education and institutional needs,” said Golden. “I’m proud to have the chance to help lead the Foundation’s primary mission of promoting higher education by assisting my alma mater improve cultural opportunities, economic growth, environmental quality, scientific and technological progress, and social and personal well-being.”
Golden succeeds Tommy Bond as chair. During the meeting, Caroline Harless was appointed chair-elect, and David Settles joined the Board membership.
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