Board of Regents Appoints White to Chair Position
Atlanta — June 14, 2000
Regent Glenn S. White has been elected by the members of the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents as the board’s chair for the 2001 fiscal year. White will assume office at the August 8 meeting of the 16-member board and will serve a one-year term through June 30, 2001.
White, a resident of Buford, Ga., was appointed to the Board of Regents in 1997. He has served on the regents’ Finance and Real Estate committee since June 1997, and as chair of that committee since July 1998.
“I am fortunate to have this opportunity to serve the state,” said White. “During my years as a member of the Board of Regents, I have become an advocate of the comprehensive role the University System of Georgia can and does play in Georgia’s development of its citizens, its communities and its economic prosperity. As chair, I look forward to working with my fellow regents, the Governor and the General Assembly to help create a more educated Georgia.”
Currently president and chief executive officer of the First Bank of Gwinnett, White has 26 years of experience in the banking industry. He is a former president of Premier Bank, the former president and a founding director of The Bank of Gwinnett County, the former president of First National Bank of Gwinnett and was a senior vice president of First National Bank of Atlanta.
In addition to his service on the Board of Regents, White serves on the board of directors of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and is a past chairman of that association. He has a long and active volunteer record in Gwinnett, where he has served as a founding director, president and member of the board for the Council for Quality Growth. He also is a former member of the board and president of the Gwinnett Council for the Arts.
As a United Way Advisory Board member, White was selected to lead the first United Way Campaign ever held in Gwinnett County. He also served as co-chairman for the Gwinnett Fine Arts Center fund-raising effort. Other boards on which White has served include the Gwinnett Foundation and the Metro Atlanta Homebuilders Association.
Born and raised in Atlanta, White earned a BBA degree from the University of Georgia with a major in finance. White and his wife, Jean, are members of Northpoint Community Church. He has two sons.
The Board of Regents is a constitutional body that governs and manages the University System of Georgia, comprised of 34 public colleges and universities. Currently, more than 200,000 students are enrolled in System institutions and there are more than 30,000 faculty and staff.