Augusta Committee to Help Paine College Pledges Support

Posted by painewebmaster | 09/7/2016 04:56 AM

The Augusta Committee to Help Paine College comprised of 30 business and community leaders in Augusta, GA met with Paine College President, Samuel Sullivan, and Chair-Elect of the Paine College Board of Trustees, Michael Thurmond on September 6, 2016, at the Augusta Marriott. President Sullivan and Trustee Thurmond presented financial information and presented talking points that demonstrated that Paine College is worth their investment. Article excerpt:

Augusta leaders rally around Paine

By Tom Corwin

Augusta Chronicle Staff Writer

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 8:14 PM

Less than a week before its accreditation appeals hearing, Augusta and Georgia community leaders came together Tuesday to show support for Paine College. Some are now working on ways to help the college obtain a $1.5 million loan or line of credit that could further bolster its argument that it has reversed its financial woes. 

Calling themselves the Augusta Committee to Help Paine College, about 30 business and community leaders got a candid synopsis of Paine's financial troubles and what has happened under Dr. Samuel Sullivan, the president of Paine, and a new board of trustees to dig itself out. The meeting's hosts were Augusta businessman Nick Evans and William S. Morris III, the publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and chairman of Morris Communications.

Read the entire article here.