Leading On and Off the Field

Leading On and Off the Field


Frank C. King ’64

An educator and businessman, Frank C. King’s generous spirit of working for children and customers has extended to his beloved alma mater.

The Valdosta, Ga., native is a 1964 graduate of Presbyterian College who made public education his first career. From 1964 to 1974, King was a teacher and coach at three high schools and an athletic director during nine years of that tenure.

In 1974, he became principal of Worth County High School in Sylvester, Ga., and only four years later became superintendent of Fitzgerald City Schools in Fitzgerald, Ga. He also served as superintendent of Tift County Schools in Tifton, Ga., and Thomaston-Upson County Schools in Thomaston before retiring in 2000 to become an education specialist and first vice president of Morgan Keegan-Atlanta Public Finance, now Raymond James Financial.

During his career in public education, King has planned approximately 230 successful school bond referendums and conducted approximately 60 superintendent searches, board retreats, and board training programs. He continues to work in education as president of King Educational Services, an education consulting firm.

King also remains very active in his church as an elder, trustee, and Sunday school teacher.

This former captain of the Blue Hose football team was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Georgia School Superintendents Association and is an inductee into the Valdosta-Lowndes County Sports Hall of Fame.

King and his late wife, Patricia, have two daughters, Amy and Beth. In 2002, they were named Family of the Year by the Georgia YMCA.