Agnes Scott Faculty Named Ashe Professors

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Three Agnes Scott College faculty members were named a Kathy '68 and Lawrence Ashe Professor for a four-year term, beginning Oct.

Associate Professor of French Philip Ojo, Associate Professor of Art Nell Ruby, and Associate Professor of Organizational Management Thomas Will will be the first set of Ashe professors. They were chosen for their efforts in developing the college’s new curriculum, Summit. The professorships include a small stipend to be used for travel to professional conferences or to complete scholarly projects.

Former Georgia Rep. Kathy Ashe '68 and her husband, Lawrence, made the donation to Agnes Scott. While in the state legislature from 1991 to 2012, Ashe served on the higher education committee and was active in the Women’s Caucus.


Ashe 2014

 Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss (second from right) recently named (l. to r.) Nell Ruby, Thomas Will and Philip Ojo as Kathy ’68 and Lawrence Ashe Professors.


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.