Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers (GACE)

Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers

GACE Committees

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Maintains the permanent records of the organization, chronicling the events of the association, and continuing the development of a pictorial history of the group.
Contact: Charlene Leach, Mercer University


Manages all associational recognition activities including the Rising Star, Founders, Lifetime, NACE MLI Scholarship and outgoing board members.
Contact: Elena Comperatore, Hire Heroes USA

Communications & Marketing

Fosters and creates marketing opportunities for GACE to increase the level of recognition of the association in the state of Georgia and beyond.
Contact: Amy Lancaster, Metro Atlanta Chamber & Laura Garcia, Emory University

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Plans and implements the annual GACE conference, traditionally held in early June.
Contact: Caitlyn CoferGeorgia Southern University Nick Levan, Turner Broadcasting/CNN

Experiential Learning

Responds to the needs of experiential based educational programs in Georgia. This can take many forms, including the following: Cooperative Education, Externships, Field Studies/Internships, Practicum, and Service Learning.
Contact: Lyn Riggsby-GonzalezColumbus State University


Maintains the accuracy of the membership database and in partnership with the Marketing Committee recruits new members to the association.
Contact: Michael Dutcher, Kennesaw State University & Heather Kahl, Enterprise

Professional Development

Organizes, develops and implements professional development activities for the association. GACE traditionally holds at least two professional development programs a year, one in the fall and a second in the spring.
Contact: Tonya Moore, Gordon State College & Barbara Furlow-Smiles, Cox Communications


Oversees the association's bylaws and standard operational procedures.


Identifies sponsorship opportunities for the association and fosters relationships with sponsoring organizations.
Contact: Amy Taulbee, Georgia Southern UniversityKenji Terawaki, Georgia Tech

Statewide Career Fair

Plans and executes the Statewide Career Fair, traditionally held in the spring of the year.
Contact: Roslyn Brown, Georgia Gwinnett College & Jenny Jang, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Strategic Planning

Evaluates and plans for the strategic, long-term needs of the organization and Identifies and presents slate of officers for upcoming year to GACE Board for approval.
Contact: Tricia Herold, Emory University


Maintains the GACE website while providing other technological services/ recommendations for the association.
Contact: Michelle Berg, Georgia State University


Technical Colleges
Contact: Dawne White, West Georgia Technical College

Contact: Philip Bruce, Georgia Southern University

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