Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is a volunteer service organization of Athens State University.

The Board of Visitors exists both as a uniform entity for total university service and is also divided into three equal entities to serve each of the respective colleges of the University: College of Arts & Sciences; College of Business; and College of Education.

The Board of Visitors serves to assist the President and the Board of Trustees in promoting and advocating the overall quality and excellence of the University; to advise and assist the University in interpreting the vision, mission, programs, accomplishments, and aspirations of the University; to help keep the University and its constituent parts informed of attitudes, opinions, concerns, and expectations related to higher education in general and Athens State University specifically; and to advise and assist the University with respect to the advancement of the University in all aspects of its mission.

  • Aladin Beshir
  • Russell Johnson
  • Jennifer Kennedy
  • Ira Lacy
  • Dr. Thuy Lam Lynch
  • Julia Roth
  • Alison Scalf

  • Steve Barlow
  • Christie Blaylock
  • Shane Hammett
  • Jessica Jones
  • Kim King
  • Phillip Lee
  • Debbie McGee
  • Jamie Miller
  • Claude Willis
  • Rita Wallace

  • Penny Simmons Boyett
  • Dr. Donna Estill, Calhoun Community College
  • Dr. Yvette Evans
  • Christie Finley, Huntsville City Schools
  • Dr. Danna “Dee Dee” Jones, Hartselle City Schools
  • Matt Massey, Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering
  • Susan Ming
  • Patrick Patterson, Morgan County Schools
  • Dr. Jon Bret Smith, Lawrence County Schools
  • Dr. John Wilson, Limestone County Career Tech Center