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.
  •  Three (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

  • Dr. Perrin Alford, representing West Georgia Technical College
  • John Asbell of Georgia Power, representing LaGrange High School (Past Chair)
  • Robby Burch of Interface, at-large nominee (Board Treasurer)
  • Diane Cousins, APRN, representing Emory Healthcare
  • Dr. Darryl Harrison, representing Point University
  • Greg Hicks, representing Mud Creek Graphics
  • Corinne Hodges, representing KIA
  • Linda McMullen, representing LaGrange College
  • Shawn Newingham, representing Caterpillar
  • Lucinda Person, representing Kimberly Clark
  • John Radcliffe, representing Troup County School System
  • Margaret D. Schaufler, MD, representing West Georgia Physicians
  • Toni Striblin of Roger’s Barbecue, representing Callaway High School
  • Renae Willis, representing small business (Board Chair)
  • Mike Young, representing Troup High School



THINC Board Photo


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 and three high school students.