Franklin College’s new DAR liaison structure

Old College
by Meredith Metcalf

I am excited to announce a new liaison structure for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences!

While each major gift officer on our team will continue to raise funds across the college, we will now represent dedicated divisions and departments within the Arts and Sciences. The list below outlines the areas we each represent at the college as well as each area we will liaise with centrally.

Kate Arnold

Represents: Fine Arts, Humanities

Liaises with

  • African Studies Institute
  • Comparative Literature & Intercultural Studies
  • Institute for Native American Studies
  • Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute
  • Linguistics
  • Romance Languages

Meredith Metcalf

Represents: Humanities

Special concerns: Dean’s priorities, Foundation Relations liaison

Liaises with

  • Classics
  • English
  • Germanic & Slavic Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • School of Computing

Aubrey Miller

Represents: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Special concerns: Parent Giving liaison

Liaises with

  • Anthropology
  • Communication Studies
  • Geography
  • Institute for Women’s Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Melissa Roberts

Represents: Performing Arts

Special concerns: Namings

Liaises with

  • Dance
  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music
  • Institute for African American Studies
  • Redcoat Marching Band
  • Theatre & Film Studies

Johnie Tucker

Represents: Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Special concerns: Principal Giving liaison

Liaises with

  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Georgia Museum of Natural History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • School of Computing
  • Statistics

Position to be filled

Represents: Division of Biological Sciences

Special concerns: Office of Business Engagement Liaison

Liaises with

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Biology

Each liaison will be responsible for keeping up-to-date funding priorities for each department, as well as partner with heads and directors in each area to guide strategy and engagement opportunities throughout the year.

I look forward to sharing more with you this coming year on the new ways to partner with our office, as well as the future of Franklin College under Dean Anna Stenport’s leadership. It’s an exciting time for all at Franklin College!