Sound Governance

THINC College & Career Academy is governed by an fifteen-member Board of Directors. The composition of the board is intentionally designed to ensure majority representation from the business community:

  • One (1) member nominated by the Superintendent and local Board of Education to represent secondary education.
  • ┬áThree (3) members from the local post-secondary education institutions: West Georgia Technical College, LaGrange College and Point University.
  • Three (3) high school parents, whose children are currently enrolled, representing each of the three (3) Troup County School System high schools.
  • Eight (8) business representatives nominated by the Chamber of Commerce from the participating businesses: Medical Community, Large Corporation, Small Business, and At Large. Each business segment will include representation from two categories of business within the segment (ex.: manufacturing and service industries).

Governing Board of Directors

  • Lauren Edgar, Director of Student Services, West Georgia Technical College
  • John Asbell, Local Manager, Georgia Power
  • Eric Mosley, County Manager, Troup County Board of Commissioners
  • Kash Lakhlani, Director of Sales & Marketing, Great Wolf
  • Dr. Penny Johnson, Asst. Superintendent, Troup County School System
  • Leonard Phillips, VP Church and Business Partnerships, Point University
  • Kevin Patrick, Regional VP, Primerica, Troup High Parent Representative
  • Ted Arnold, Head of Quality Assurance, KMMG
  • Joseph Miller, VP Enrollment Services, LaGrange College
  • Dr. Shaundre Brown, Doctor, WellStar
  • Frank McRae, CEO & President, Synovus
  • Charis Acree, Senior VP Operations, WellStar
  • Bill Stump, CEO & President, Community Bank & Trust
  • Kevin Donovan, Manger of Plant Expansion, Jindal Films
  • Shelley Strickland, Owner, Strickland Group, LaGrange High Parent Representative
  • Alexander Hewett, THINC Student Representative for Troup High
  • RJ Williams, THINC Student Representative for Callaway High
  • Abby Vanhoose, THINC Student Representative for LaGrange High

The Board of Directors is further solidified with ex-officio (non-voting) members including the Superintendent of Troup County School System, the cooperating college Presidents, the directors of local development authorities, President of Chamber of Commerce, three high school students, a member of the state school board and the local school board.