New Members Join Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees

Tuesday, July 7, 2015



Decatur, GA (July 7, 2015) – Three new members joined Agnes Scott College’s Board of Trustees on July 1.

  • Frank Blake is the former chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retail business. Prior to joining The Home Depot in 2002, Mr. Blake served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy and as senior vice president of General Electric. A graduate of Harvard University, he holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and serves on the boards of Delta Airlines, Proctor & Gamble, the Georgia Aquarium and Grady Hospital.
  • Mary Brown Bullock is the inaugural executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China; a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.; and president emerita of Agnes Scott College. A 1966 graduate of Agnes Scott, she holds a Ph.D. in Chinese history from Stanford University. She serves on the boards of Genuine Parts Company, The Asia Foundation, The Henry Luce Foundation and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
  • Charles S. Shapiro is president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. He has held numerous senior positions with the U.S. Department of State, including Ambassador to Venezuela and principal deputy assistant secretary for the western hemisphere.  From 2011 to 2013 he was president of the Institute of the Americas, a think tank at the University of California San Diego. Mr. Shapiro earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and M.Ed. from Georgia State University.

In addition, Elizabeth A. Shiroishi, Agnes Scott class of 1997 and president of AT&T Georgia has been elected as a trustee of the college.  She will officially begin her term of service in July 2016.

“This distinguished group of new trustees adds breadth, depth and vitality to our board at a crucial time in the college’s history,” said Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss. “This fall we are launching SUMMIT—a unique program where every student, regardless of major, completes a core curriculum focused on global learning and leadership development and builds a personal board of advisors, including a career mentor.  I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with our new board members in shaping the college’s future.”

Chair of the Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees, Clyde Tuggle, senior VP of The Coca-Cola Company, said, “The leadership experience and global perspective of these new board members reflects the college’s new direction and will play an instrumental role in the success of SUMMIT.”

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.