Agnes Scott Board of Trustees Announces National Chairs and Board Pledge for Upcoming Campaign

Friday, February 12, 2010

Agnes Scott College has selected three members of its Board of Trustees to serve as national chairs for the college’s upcoming comprehensive campaign. The board also has committed to raising from its membership a total of $17 million for the campaign, now in its silent phase.

Elizabeth Holder, Elizabeth Jones and Clyde Tuggle, all Atlanta residents, will serve as national chairs for the comprehensive campaign, which is projected to conclude in 2016.

Elizabeth Holder
Elizabeth HolderElizabeth “Beth” Daniel Holder
Elizabeth “Beth” Daniel Holder, Agnes Scott class of 1982, is an active community volunteer in Atlanta. She served on the board of the Atlanta Ballet from 1993 to 2003. During this time she was chair and vice chair of the board and also chaired the Ballet Ball and the search committees for the executive director and the artistic director.

Holder has been a member of the boards of Camp MerrieWoode Foundation, the Georgia Center for Children, the North Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes and the Georgia Council for the Arts and was vice chair of the advisory board for the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

Holder received her B.A. in economics from Agnes Scott and was assistant vice president and loan administration officer at First Atlanta Bank (now Wachovia Bank) from 1982 to 1988. She was elected to the Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees in 2008.

Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Jones Elizabeth “Libby” Rhett Jones
Elizabeth “Libby” Rhett Jones, Agnes Scott class of 1973, has served as an in-house pro bono attorney with Legal Services of Northwest Jersey. She also served in the same capacity with New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center and as an associate with Strasser law firm. Earlier she was a teacher, tutor and reading specialist for learning-disabled children.

A sociology major at Agnes Scott, Jones earned her M.A. in psycho-educational disabilities and reading from New York University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

In recognition of her extraordinary work, Jones received the Equal Justice Award in 2004 from Legal Services of New Jersey for her efforts to help secure greater justice for disadvantaged people. An active volunteer, she has been president of a parent teacher organization and a trustee of an education board.

Jones was elected to the Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees in 2004. She also serves on the board of the John and Mary Franklin Foundation.

Clyde C. Tuggle
Clyde C. Tuggle Clyde C. Tuggle
Clyde C. Tuggle, chair of Agnes Scott’s Board of Trustees, is senior vice president, global public affairs and communications, of The Coca-Cola Company. Since joining The Coca-Cola Company in 1989, Tuggle has served the company as director, Worldwide Public Affairs and Communications from 2002 to 2005 and was appointed president of the company’s Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Division in 2005, returning to Atlanta to assume responsibility for corporate affairs and productivity in 2008.

Tuggle was elected to Agnes Scott’s Board of Trustees in 2004. His wife, Phyllis, is a 2005 graduate of Agnes Scott and his late mother, Nelle Tuggle, attended Agnes Scott as one of the college’s first Return-to-College (now Woodruff Scholars) students.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in German studies and economics from Hamilton College and his M.Div. from Yale University. He studied at the Ludwig-Maximilian Universität in Munich, Germany, and completed The Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Tuggle is a trustee of the Fox Theatre and the Georgia Research Alliance. He serves on the boards of directors of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. He is a member of the Council for Foreign Relations, the International Advisory Council of Emory University and the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.