Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oral History: Interview with President Granetta Blevins, Georgetown College

On June 27, 2013 The Board of Trustees of Georgetown College named Granetta Bingham Blevins as the College’s acting president. A 1980 alumna, Blevins is a long-time trustee of the College having first been elected to the board in 1992. She has served two terms as board chair. Currently, she is a member of the executive committee of the board and chairs the trustee committee on academic excellence.
Having earned a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier University in 1982, Blevins has served as chief financial officer for several companies and has held other senior management positions in public and private organizations. She currently has her own business services practice specializing in strategy development and implementation, business operations, and providing interim chief financial officer services.
In addition to her business pursuits, Blevins is actively involved in a number of community and civic organizations. She devotes much of her volunteer time to her church, First Baptist in Mount Sterling (Ky.), and to Georgetown College. Originally from Paducah, Ky., she and her husband, Al, live in Mount Sterling. Mr. Blevins is also a 1980 graduate of Georgetown College.

I sat down with President Blevins on Thursday, October 17th, a few days short of her departure from her role as President. On Monday, October 21st, 2013 Dr. M. Dwaine Greene takes office as Georgetown's next President. This oral history addresses President Blevins' ties to the College, her beginnings in business, her advice to young alumni, and her vision for the College.

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