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About the Southern Regional Forum

The Southern Regional Forum is an annual gathering of professionals from across K–12, higher education, and college access professions. This conference offers dynamic speakers, networking opportunities, and a wealth of sessions and workshops led by experienced colleagues. The regional forum provides an opportunity for great minds in education to discuss hot topics as well as longstanding concerns related to academic readiness, educational opportunity, and student success. Embedded in the regional forum are our annual meetings of all members, as well as our meetings of the member delegates of each assembly: Academic, Counseling and Admission, and CSS/Financial Assistance.

Program Planning Committee

The regional forum Program Planning Committee, a group of outstanding educators from schools and colleges across the region, plays a critical role by planning a rich and meaningful program for attendees.

Thank you to the members of the 2018 Southern Regional Forum Program Planning Committee.

Committee Member


Eric Bergholm

Hillsborough County Public Schools, FL

Marcia Hunt

Pine Crest School, FL

Philip Kimrey

Samford University, AL

Christy Pratt 

University of Virginia

Scott Verzyl

University of South Carolina

Alexis Pope

Appalachian State University, NC

Chad Bryant

Georgia Institute of Technology

Kimberly Scott

Leon County Schools, FL

Kenneth Bassett

Prince William County Public Schools, VA

Randolph Bernard

Lafayette Parish School System, LA

Amy Fineburg

Jefferson County Schools, AL

Jaffus Hardrick

Florida International University

Stacy Klein-Gardner

Vanderbilt University, TN

Amanda Lopez

School District of Osceola County, FL

Heather Morrison

Mississippi Public Universities

Amy Neloms

Charleston County School District, SC

Matthew Nelson

Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN

Holley Nichols

University of North Carolina

Descatur Potier

Perimeter College, GA

Rob Rhodes

Taylors Elementary, SC

Christian Rodriguez

The Webb School, TN

Pamela Royster

Jefferson County Public Schools, KY

Jenny Sawyer

University of Louisville, KY

Chad Spencer

Davidson College, NC

Liz Stack

Coral Gables Senior High School, FL

Abby Stotsenberg

Wake County Public School System, NC

Hester Vasconcelos

Lake Oconee Academy, GA

Mary Wagner

University of South Carolina

Kari Allderedge

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Bryan Carraway

Xavier University of Louisiana