Furman University Undergraduate Evening Studies (UES) has established an Advisory Council. Council members met Jan. 19 in the inaugural meeting of the group.
Members of the council include Upstate business and community leaders, as well as Furman alumni and instructors.
According to UES director Beth Crews, the council meets to support, advise, and advocate for the 60-year-old Furman program, which exists to provide quality higher education to working adults in the Upstate.
The 25 members of the 2017 UES Advisory Council are:
Ken Abernethy, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for the Management of IT
Nestor Acosta (’89)
Business Operations, Department of Psychiatry
Greenville Health System
Corporate HR Manager
Sage Automotive Interiors
John Buchanan (’10)
Senior Manager, Internal Audit
GSA Business Report
Steve Cole (’00)
Greenville County Sanitation Commission
President & CEO
Greenville Area Development Corporation
Kenneth E. Fields (’97)
Chief of Staff, R&D
Sr. Vice President, Human Resources
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Director of Research
Upstate SC Alliance
Upstate Warrior Solution
Vice President, Business Development
Find Great People
Coordinator of Community Collaboration
Greenville County Schools
Greg Haselden (’94)
Senior Vice President for Finance & Operations
Vice President, Economic Competitiveness
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Toby Louris (’06)
Vice President, Technology
Ron Malone (’81)
Private Equity Operating Partner
Furman University Trustee
Gregory Pickett, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, CBBS
Clemson University MBA Program & Greenville ONE
Director, National Accounts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
Carter, Smith, Merriam, Rogers & Traxler
E. Richard Walton
The Greenville News
Lenna Young, Ph.D.
Vice President Academic Affairs
Greenville Technical College
For more information about Furman Undergraduate Evening Studies, visit furman.edu/ues.