I bring you great tidings of joy from the Classic City of Athens and from the gorgeous campus of the University of Georgia. It is my distinct honor to serve as the 73rd president of the UGA Alumni Association. I look forward to meeting each of you when you visit campus or at events in your areas.
Originally from the middle Georgia community of Barnesville, I committed to the “ G” at three years old while doing the twist in the Tri-Delt house on Milledge Avenue, my sisters sorority. The summer of 1974 I enrolled at UGA and was a member of the 1974 freshman football team. Thirty five years after that fateful date night of dancing to the mighty Tams in downtown Athens, I am still married to my UGA college sweatheart, the former Kathryn (Kitty) Kincaid Thomas(BBA '78). We resided in metro Atlanta for thirty four years and recently moved home to Athens so I can fulfill my duties as president. My wonderful supporting family of Kitty, our daughter, Georgia Keadle Hardison (BBA '04, MACC '05) and our son, Walker Lee Keadle (BBA '08) are ready to serve UGA and its alumni with energy and enthusiasm.
During my eight years on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, I have had the pleasure of serving with Federal District Court Judge and Immediate Past President, Steve Jones (BBA ’78, JD ‘87). Steve’s leadership has meant so much to me and I want to thank him for the fine example he set. Steve is a class act and I have a challenge of maintaining his standard of excellence.Also, my sincere appreciation goes out to my colleagues in Atlanta at Porter Keadle Moore, LLC; they so graciously cover for me in my many absenses while serving UGA.
During my two-year term as president, I will emphasize the Alumni Association’s chapter structure. Chapter events bring UGA and Athens to your communities. Please become involved with your local chapter and capitalize on the numerous opportunities to network and socialize with fellow Bulldogs, and to support your alma mater.
Thank you to the more than 350 alumni chapter leaders from Rabun Gap to the Marshes of Glynn and across the globe whose hard work is priceless and greatly appreciated at events such as UGA Days, Freshman Send-Offs, Bulldogs After Business Hours, Women of UGA gatherings, among others. These volunteers do an incredible job coordinating activities for more than 110 alumni chapters.
Each of you can count on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and me to support the best interests and traditions of Georgia’s flagship university and its graduates. I encourage you to return to campus soon. A visit to the Classic City will surely renew your soul.
Always a Dawg,
Tim Keadle (BBA ’78)