Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is a select group of alumni, parents of alumni and friends of the college. Board members work together to support both specific programs and the College as a whole – and to recruit and inspire others to do the same. They are invaluable ambassadors from the College to the community.

Current Members

Balzer Family PortraitWilliam Balzer attended Georgia State University, graduating in August 1998 with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. A retired UPS executive, he currently serves on the Georgia State University Foundation Board of Trustees, and is the former Board President of Theatrical Outfit.
14-0396 A&S Dean's Early Career Awards/Dean's Society ReceptionSandra Barnhill founded the organization now known as Foreverfamily, one of the nation’s first nonprofits dedicated to supporting children of imprisoned parents. Sandra worked as an attorney and received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University.
arrington_michelleMichelle Arrington Carolina earned her Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia State University in 1992. She has been an Executive Pharmaceutical Sales Representative with GlaxoSmithKline in Atlanta, Georgia since 2004. Michelle has been committed to the community as a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Chautauqua Circle, and as Treasurer for the Board of Directors for the Community Investment Network.
Kay CraigieKay Craigie graduated from Georgia State in 1968 with a B.A. in Philosophy. She went on to earn M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Folklore and Folklife Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. There she became interested in amateur radio and became active in organizations at the local and national level. In 2010 she was elected president of the American Radio Relay League, Inc., the national association for amateur radio in the United States. Kay currently resides in Blacksburg, Virginia with her husband Carter.
Carolyn CurryCarolyn Curry graduated from Georgia State with a M.A. in History in 1979, and went on to receive her Ph.D. in History in 1987. Carolyn is the founder of Women Alone Together, a non-profit that offers seminars, book groups, travel opportunities and fellowship to older, single women.
Fox_Janet_2014Janet Fox graduated from Georgia State with a B.S. in Biological Sciences in 1978, and went on to receive a B.S. in Pharmacy at the University of Georgia in 1983. In 1987 she received her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Mercer University. Janet is currently the Director of Pfizer, Inc. in Sacramento California.
14-0396 A&S Dean's Early Career Awards/Dean's Society ReceptionElizabeth Kenny(Beth) is a retired litigation paralegal having worked for the Atlanta law firm of Neely & Player. In 1999, Beth graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Psychology and a Certificate in Gerontology. She has served on the Gerontology Alumni Development Board and is a founding member of the Board of Visitors for the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State.  Beth is also currently on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia State University Foundation.
Board_ArmstrongLee Armstrong Lumpkin received her B.A. in Journalism in 1968 from Georgia State. She recently retired as the General Manager of WSOC-TV in Charlotte. She entered the television business as promotion manager at Ted Turner’s WTCG-TV, now cable Superstation TBS. She splits her time between her home in Charlotte and a residence on Lake Lure.
14-0396 A&S Dean's Early Career Awards/Dean's Society ReceptionHelen deGolian Neely, best known as Butchie, is a talented artist and community volunteer; including serving as a tour guide for the Atlanta Beltline Partnership.  Butchie began her education at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, and completed her B.F.A. in Studio Art in 2002 at Georgia State University.  Her husband is Alan S. Neely, chairman of the Georgia Trust for Public Land Advisory Board and retired executive with Korn/Ferry International.  They are members of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.
William PateWilliam Pate was recently elected president and CEO of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. A former BellSouth executive, he serves the university on the GSU Foundation Board of Trustees, and has his B.A. in Journalism and M.C.O. from Georgia State.
14-0396 A&S Dean's Early Career Awards/Dean's Society ReceptionRandy Wade graduated from Georgia State 1989 with a B.A. in Political Science. He has worked as a Tax Accountant with several large Atlanta based companies and is currently the Director of Property and Transaction Taxes at AGL Resources.
14-0396A&S Dean's Early Career Awards/Dean's Society ReceptionRodney Wade graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with a B.A. in English Literature in 1989. His professional career has involved Banking, Trust and Investments and he is currently managing a Banking Software Support and Implementation Team for Fiserv, Inc.
CAS LogoKimberly Hixon earned her Masters of Business Administration in Management from Georgia State in 1998.  Kimberly is an Independent Consultant at KDH Consulting, Inc.
CAS LogoLinda Jackson graduated from Georgia State with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1973, followed by her M.Ed. in 1975. Previously, Linda held numerous leadership positions in the Hewlett-Packard Support and Consulting Services organizations during her more than twenty-five years with HP. Linda is currently a Business Consultant in the Atlanta area.
14-0396 A&S Dean's Early Career Awards/Dean's Society ReceptionRita Loventhal graduated from Georgia State with a B.A. in German. Currently, Rita is an Associate Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual Financial. She has been awarded the Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award for her outstanding dedication to volunteerism. The award benefitted Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of American. Recently, she has become invested in the Georgia State Women’s Philanthropy Initiative.