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UES Engages Business Community With 2019 Advisory Council

Jan 15, 2019 10:48AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Furman University’s Undergraduate Evening Studies (UES) has announced the new members of its 2019 Advisory Council, which supports and advocates for the program that provides working adults the opportunity to earn a degree from the university.

The group, which was first formed in 2017, will meet on Jan. 31.

Members of the Council include Upstate business and community leaders, as well as Furman alumni and instructors. During the meeting, members will review UES programs, course formats, enrollment, and community engagement. A new Advisory Council is convened every other year.

UES director Beth Crews sees the Advisory Council as crucial to the effectiveness of the program, saying, “Through our Advisory Council, we expand awareness of the exceptional degree programs Furman makes available to adult learners. We cultivate and deepen relationships and solicit informed input from employers. Students then gain greater access to mentors and advocates, who ultimately help shape academic programs and inform learning outcomes.”

The newly announced members of the 2019 UES Advisory Council are:

Betsy Anthony

Chief Operating Officer

Find Great People

Paul Batson (’73)

President & Owner

Batson Accounting & Tax P.A.


Jay Blankenship

Regional Workforce Advisor

SC Department of Commerce


William Bridges (’75)


The Graham Foundation


Phil Corbett

Content Analytics Leader



Doug Dorman


Greenville Health System


Ramona Farrell


Greer Walker CPAs & Advisors


Robyn Grable

Founder & CEO

Veterans Ascend


John Harvey

Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources



Anthony Herrera

Executive Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Furman University


Dean Hybl

Executive Director

Ten at the Top


Linda Jameison

Assistant Vice President, Student Success and Engagement

TriCounty Technical College


Douglas Kim


Douglas Kim Law Firm


Robin Knox

Human Resources Director

Nutra Manufacturing


Carol Kunkel (’99)

Inside Sales Director



Mark Loftin (’17)

Senior Manager, Data Governance & Management

TD Bank


David Lucero

Program Coordinator & Instructor

Greenville Technical College


Sara Montero-Buria

Manager, Community Engagement & Strategy

Hispanic Alliance


Johannes Mutzke

Co-Owner, Blue Ink Strategies LLC

Global Innovation Council Chairman & Chief of Staff

Michelin, North America


Jamie Patterson

Director of Career Services

Clemson MBA Program


Jamie Rhyne (’11)

Plant Manager

Orbis Corporation


Ansel Sanders (’10)

President & CEO

Public Education Partners


Jokeitha Seabrook

Director of Community & Partner Relations

United Way of Greenville County


Evan Slavitt

General Counsel



Shaun Wagner

IT Manager

Greenville Hospital System


Paul Wickensimer

Clerk of Court

Greenville County Court