Campus News

Brenda Thompson elected trustee for University of Georgia Foundation

The University of Georgia Foundation’s board of trustees has voted unanimously to elect Brenda A. Thompson as a trustee. She had been serving as an advisory trustee since July 2012 and was nominated to fill the unexpired term of Don Perry who died last summer. That term expires in June 2016.

Thompson and her husband, Larry Thompson, the John A. Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law in the School of Law, are involved closely with the arts at UGA. They recently donated a collection of 100 works of art by African-American artists, including paintings, prints and sculptures, to the Georgia Museum of Art. Brenda Thompson serves on the museum’s board of advisers. As part of their gift to the university, the Thompsons are funding an endowment that will support African diaspora at the museum.