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Commission

Board of Commissioners

Clinton G. Hobbs, AT-LARGE, Chair

Hobbs is the vice president for Enrollment Management and External Relations at Young Harris College. He is a past president of the Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and currently serves as treasurer of the Georgia Education Articulation Committee. He chairs the Towns County Fire and Rescue Board and is past master of Stephens Lodge #414. Hobbs holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Georgia. He resides in Young Harris.

Dr. Arthur D. Vaughn, Congressional District 11, Vice Chair

Vaughn serves as the budget and strategic planning director at Morehouse School of Medicine. He serves as board chair for the City of Marietta Ethics Committee, as well as a board member for the Northwest Atlanta Advisory Board for the Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T). Vaughn earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a master’s degree in Accounting from Southern Polytechnic State University. He is currently enrolled in the executive doctorate program in Higher Education Management through the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education. He and his wife, Octavia, have three children. They reside in Marietta.

Holly C. Kirbo, Congressional District 8, Secretary

Kirbo is an attorney with Kirbo Law Firm. She previously served as associate general counsel for Flowers Foods, Inc. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the finance committee for her church. Kirbo earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a law degree from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Cliff, have 9-year-old triplets. They reside in Moultrie.

Victoria Agyekum, Congressional District 1

Agyekum is co-founder of Dominion Health Care Solutions, a proprietary school dedicated to providing quality training in nurses’ aide, patient care and phlebotomy. She previously served as director of the Nursing program at Savannah Technical College. Agyekum earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. She and her husband, Stephen, have three children and two grandchildren. They reside in Savannah.

Mollie Cohen, Congressional District 2

Cohen is the marketing director at Pecan Ridge Plantation. She has more than 11 years of experience as an educator in both public and private schools and was named Whigham School Teacher of the Year. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia. Cohen and her husband, Eric, are graduates of Leadership Georgia and have two children. They reside in Whigham.

Robert Lee Todd IV, Congressional District 3

Todd is a general practice attorney in Greenville. He has served as local counsel to the Meriwether County School District for more than 25 years. He is a former adjunct instructor of Business Law at LaGrange College. He is a member of the Meriwether County Department of Public Safety, has served as chief of station one of the Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department and chief of the city of Greenville Volunteer Fire Department for more than 25 years. Todd earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a law degree from Samford University. He and his wife, Martha Ann, have two children and two grandchildren. They reside in Greenville.

Debra S. Wade, Congressional District 4

Wade is the director of Compliance and Administration at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Duluth. She is past-president and founding member of the Elkhart Luncheon Optimist Club in Elkhart, IN. Wade holds multiple awards in leadership and service. She has three children and eight grandchildren. She resides in Conyers.

Amanda B. Shailendra, Congressional District 5

Shailendra is the local partner manager for Google Fiber in Atlanta. Prior to this position, she worked in economic development for the City of Atlanta and the state of Georgia, where she supported projects for Mercedes-Benz, KIA Motors, Athenahealth and AT&T Mobility. She serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company and the honorary board for the Atlanta Ballet. Shailendra earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree from Georgia Tech. She and her husband, Paul, have two daughters. They reside in Atlanta.

Shelley Clark Nickel, Congressional District 6

Nickel is the vice chancellor for fiscal affairs and planning for the Board of Regents, University System of Georgia. She has previously served as interim president of Gordon State College, director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Nickel holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Penn State University. She resides in Roswell.

Toby R. Hinton, Congressional District 7

Hinton is vice president for Financial Services at Brenau University. He joined Brenau with more than 20 years of experience in financial accounting and auditing of colleges and universities. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the American Association of Certified Public Accountants. Hinton earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business administration from Presbyterian College. He is licensed by the state of Georgia as a certified public accountant. He and his wife, Suzanne, have two children. They reside in Suwanee.

Dr. Martha T. Nesbitt, Congressional District 9

Nesbitt retired as president of Gainesville State College in 2012. She serves on the board of directors of the Northeast Georgia Health System, the Elachee Nature-Science Center and Lakeview Academy. She is active with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and is a past-president of the Gainesville Rotary Club. In 2006 she was named President of the Year by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges and in 2009 she received the Turknett Leadership Character Award in Education. Nesbitt earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Duke University and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University. She and her husband, Pete, have two children and three grandchildren. They reside in Gainesville.

Ryan D. Worsley, Congressional District 10

Worsley is the executive administrator and general counsel for Cornerstone Church in Athens. He served for seven years as an associate attorney with Anderson, Tate, & Carr, P.C., where he still remains of counsel. Worsley earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from LaGrange College and a law degree from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Kristin, have two sons and one daughter. They reside in Bogart.

Norma Nunez-Cortes, Congressional District 12

Nunez-Cortes is the Title I federal programs director for Appling County Board of Education. She is past-president of the Baxley-Appling County Chamber of Commerce, where she currently serves as a board member. She also serves as a board member of the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission and Appling County Family Connections. She is a member of Lions’s Club, Kiwanis Club, Appling County Board of Health, FACS Program Development Team, Emergency Food and Shelter and Telamon HSEAC. Nunez-Cortes earned a master’s degree in School Counseling from Georgia Southern University and a specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. She is a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. She and her husband, Juan, have two daughters. They reside in Baxley.

Karen Gilbert, Congressional District 13

Gilbert is the associate vice president for Human Resources at Agnes Scott College. She has worked in the field of human resources for 25 years. Before coming to Agnes Scott, she served as both a human resources generalist and employment director in the retail and technology industries. She served for two years as chapter secretary of the Georgia College and University Professional Association for Human Resources and is a member of the National College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, as well as the Society for Human Resources Managers. Gilbert earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and holds a senior professional in Human Resources designation. Karen has two adult sons and resides in Jonesboro.

Congressional District 14- Vacant

Vacant

Tuition Guaranty Trust Fund (TGTF) Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Clinton G. Hobbs, AT-LARGE, Chair

Dr. Arthur D. Vaughn, Congressional District 11, Vice Chair

Holly C. Kirbo, Congressional District 8, Secretary

Amanda B. Shailendra, Congressional District 5

Toby R. Hinton, Congressional District 7

Norma Nunez-Cortes, Congressional District 12

Board of Commissioners Quarterly Meetings

 

Quarterly Commission Meetings

Quarterly Meeting Dates Meeting Summaries Meeting Minutes Documents

April 18, 2017

Mercer University /Macon

 Unofficial Commission Summary  

 

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda

January 30, 2017

Held via teleconference

Unofficial Commission Summary

 TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda 

October 24, 2016

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)

 

Unofficial Commission Summary

 TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda

July 18, 2016

Held via teleconference

 

Unofficial Commission Summary

TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda

April 18, 2016

General Assembly

 

Unofficial Commission Summary

TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda

January 25, 2016

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)

 

 

Unofficial Commission Summary

TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda

October 19, 2015

South University

 

Unofficial Commission Summary

TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda

July 27, 2015

Aviation Institute of Maintenance

 

Unofficial Commission Summary

TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda

April 20, 2015

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)

 

TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda

January 26, 2015

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)

 

TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF Agenda

Commission Agenda

October 6, 2014

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)

 

TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF and Commission Agenda

July 14, 2014

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)

 

TGTF Minutes

Commission Minutes

TGTF and Commission Agenda