Presbyterian College is pleased to announce that Brad Bryant of Atlanta has been elected to serve on the College’s Board of Trustees.
Bryant is a 1975 graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He went on to earn a MBA at the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctor from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
“Presbyterian College generously prepared my wife and me for a life of service,” said Bryant. “That commitment to service has enriched every aspect of our life together. Our love for PC has no end. While I will never be able to return –in time, treasure or talent – all that the college has selflessly bestowed upon me, it is with a sober mind, a full heart and clarity of purpose that I embrace this honorable call. Now, more than ever, our country and our world need institutions like Presbyterian College sending out her graduates academically sound, socially responsible and rich in character, fully prepared for a life of service.”
Currently, Bryant is vice president of REACH Georgia, where he was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to lead the state’s public-private needs-based scholarship program “Realizing Education Achievement Can Happen” (REACH). REACH is a critical component of Complete College Georgia and provides low income, academically promising students with the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, and achieve post-secondary success.
Bryant has also served as executive director for the Georgia Foundation for Public Education, general counsel for the Georgia Department of Education, and State Superintendent of Schools for the State of Georgia. Bryant served twelve years on the DeKalb County Board of Education and eight years on the Georgia Board of Education.
Bryant has also served as president for the National Association of State Boards of Education and the Georgia School Boards Association. He is an elder, clerk of session at Rehoboth Presbyterian Church; a member of the Georgia Appleseed Board of Directors, Justice and the Law Advocacy Group; a member of Leadership DeKalb, and a member of the Decatur Rotary Club. In addition, Bryant has received the Dum Vivimus Servimus Award from Presbyterian College and served as president for the Presbyterian College Alumni Association.