Andrew College professor elected to Georgia Humanities Council board of directors

12/11/2013

Andrew College Associate Professor of Humanities and Director of International Travel Claudia Seyle was recently elected to the Georgia Humanities Council (GHC) Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins Jan. 1. The Board oversees the direction of the Council, including the administrative and infrastructural support of the New Georgia Encyclopedia—a free, online resource that chronicles the people, places, and events that have shaped Georgia’s history.

Professor Seyle moved to Cuthbert with her husband, President David Seyle, in 1991 and served as an admission representative and the Assistant Director of Admission until 1996. After attaining a Master of Arts in Humanities at Florida State University in 1999, she began a career in humanities instruction and concurrently oversaw Andrew’s Focus Program. She participated in a 2004 Fulbright-Hays Summer Scholars trip to Latvia, Lithuania, and Russia. This summer, she led a group of faculty, students, relatives, and friends of the College on an expedition across Greece and Turkey. After receiving a 2013 Summer Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Community College Humanities Association, Professor Seyle again departed for India to study “India’s Past and the Making of the Present.”

In a letter from GHC, Board Chair Ruth Knox describes Associate Professor Seyle as a “bright [talent]… whose leadership, experience, commitment to culture, and good judgment are proven.” Founded in 1951 as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, GHC partners with libraries, museums, and educational institutions across Georgia to preserve the importance of literature, philosophy, history, ethics, religion, art theory, and art criticism—collectively known as the humanities.

Since 1854, Andrew College has continuously provided an academically challenging liberal arts curriculum within a nurturing community. As such, Andrew values the humanities and works to uphold their cultural significance across its historic 40-acre campus. The faculty, staff, and administration are confident of Associate Professor Seyle’s capable leadership and wish her all the best in this new endeavor.