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UES engages business community with Advisory Council

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The Advisory Council supports and advocates for UES, which provides working adults the opportunity to earn a degree from Furman University.

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

For more information about Furman Undergraduate Evening Studies, visit, or contact Beth Crews at 864-294-3160.

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