CAES Alumni Board & Committees

The CAES Alumni Association is governed by an executive committee and a board of directors
The CAES Alumni Association is governed by an executive committee and a board of directors.

Board of Directors

2021-2022 Executive Board

  • President: Sarah Cook 
  • President Elect: Tim Miller
  • Immediate Past President: Caroline Lewallen
  • Eterna Trustee Chair: Al Pearson 
  • Secretary: Becca Turner

2021-2022 Board of Directors

  • Rodney Brooks
  • Chris Chammoun
  • David Cromley
  • Stan Deal
  • Brad Hardy
  • Frank Henning
  • Lee Lister
  • Whitney Murphy
  • Beth Oleson
  • Nick Place, Ex-Officio
  • Linda Purvis
  • Brad Schambach
  • Carlton Self
  • Floyd Shockley
  • Jaideep Singh Sidhu
  • Anna Strickland
  • Kelly Tims, Ex-Officio
  • Hillary Stringfellow
  • Tracey Troutman
  • Perry Walden
  • Cory Yarbrough, Ex-Officio


Alumni Enrichment

Provide lifelong enrichment opportunities to CAES alumni through events and programs. 

Awards and Recognitions

The awards and recognitions committee is responsible for planning, reviewing, improving and coordinating all awards programs for the CAES Alumni Association, including the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. This committee is also responsible for suggesting other possible awards or ways to recognize alumni.


Increase awareness to CAES alumni, friends, and other key stakeholders about the activities and goals of the College and the Association. Help with alumni social media strategies. 

Public Affairs

Plan legislative appreciation luncheon during General Assembly session and identify other public affairs related opportunities to engage with stakeholders and implement them. 

Resource Development

Create and increase a culture of philanthropy among alumni and friends. Assist with annual giving initiatives. Increase sponsorships for alumni association programs and events.

Student Connections

Support and enhance the student experience on all three campuses. Launch pilot student mentor program.  Plan welcome back events for Athens, Tifton, and Griffin campuses. Support CAES Office of Academic Affairs with student recruitment efforts.