The University of Georgia Press has named 15 members to its new Advisory Council, which meets twice a year in Athens.
Members include chairman Craig Barrow III, Savannah, whose family foundation, the Wormsloe Foundation, has supported the UGA Press for more than 50 years; Frederick L. Allen III, Bozeman, Mont.; former Georgia Gov. Roy E. Barnes, Mableton; Peter M. Candler, Greensboro; J. Wiley Ellis, Savannah; Peggy Heard Galis, Athens; Alfred W. Jones III, Sea Island; J. Benjamin Kay III, Augusta; UGA President Emeritus Charles B. Knapp, Atlanta; The Hon. M. Louise McBee, Athens; Richard Meyer III, Savannah; Dr. Paul M. Pressly, Savannah; Sarah M. Ross, Roaring Gap, N.C.; Henrietta M. Singletary, Albany; and Steve W. Wrigley, Athens.
The Advisory Council’s main focus is to assist with fundraising, an initiative that began in earnest in the fall of 2004 when Nicole Mitchell , director, added Lane Stewart to the staff as director of development.
Advisory Council meetings feature talks and readings by recently published authors. The most recent meeting featured Whit Gibbons, professor of ecology at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and author Snakes of the Southeast; James C. Cobb, UGA’s Spalding Distinguished Professor of History and author of numerous books for the Press; Howard J. Wiarda, Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and head of the Department of International Affairs at UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs; and Gary K. Bertsch, University Professor of Public and International Affairs and founder and director of the Center for International Trade and Security, which is part of SPIA. Wiarda and Bertsch are forming a new edited series for the UGA Press entitled “International Challenges in the Age of Globalization.”
Founded in 1938, the UGA Press is the oldest and largest publishing house in the state and one of the largest in the South.