Shorter College Trustees Name Student Apartment Building, Elect New Officers
The Shorter College Board of Trustees voted on Friday, Oct. 26, to name the college’s new student apartment building “Newman Hall” in honor of the college’s president, Dr. Harold E. Newman.
“The trustees were pleased to unanimously approve naming the new residence hall “Newman Hall” as a tribute to Dr. Harold Newman for the stellar job he is doing as president of Shorter College,” Trustee Chairman Dr. Nelson Price said. “He is obviously God’s man for this hour in the life of Shorter College. His academic prowess, business acumen and spirit are an asset to the academic and spiritual life of this school.”
Shorter began construction on the three-story, apartment-style building in March and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 20. The building, which provides living space for 46 students, is located behind the Sheffield-Thompson Building and west of Roberts Hall. The estimated cost of constructing and furnishing the building was $2.644 million, approximately $1.4 million of which was provided by the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Dr. Newman has served as the college’s president since January 2006. Previously he served as Shorter’s provost for 20 years and as interim president from January 2005 to 2006.
In other action, Shorter’s Board of Trustees elected six representatives who will serve on the board’s Executive Committee during 2008. The board unanimously elected: Dr. Nelson Price of Kennesaw as chairman; Dr. Kevin Snodgrass of Rome as vice chairman; Mrs. Dayle Fowler of Suwanee as secretary; and Mr. Roger Willis of Lawrenceville, Mr. Nolan Robinson of Cartersville, and Mr. Bob English of Dallas as at-large members. As chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee, Mr. David McGinnis of Marietta also serves on the Executive Committee.