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Georgia Military College Announces Appointment of New Chief College Relations Officer

Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV, President of Georgia Military College, and Mr. Dudley Rowe, Chair of the Georgia Military College Foundation, are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Strom to the position of Senior Vice President for College Relations and Executive Director of the GMC Foundation effective October 1, 2014.  Mr. Strom currently serves as Senior Vice President for Business Development and Chief Human Resources Officer for the college. He will be transitioning these duties between now and November 30, 2014.

As Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Mr. Strom will be responsible for overseeing the various College Relations functions, including Development and Advancement, Alumni Relations, Public Affairs, and Government Relations, as well as serving as Executive Director of the Foundation.

Lieutenant General Caldwell stated he is very excited to have Mr. Strom lead the Office of College Relations. “Mark is exactly the right person to be assuming this critical leadership role in our institution.  He will take what is a solid foundation and move it to the next level.  His intellect along with his great interpersonal skills and drive will greatly benefit GMC.” 

Mr. Rowe remarked, “The foundation leadership is excited to have Mark as a key member of its team. His knowledge of GMC and his broad experience in the business and related community will be a significant asset as we work to align the foundation’s goals with General Caldwell’s Vision 2029.”

Mr. Strom says he is excited to be joining an already successful College Relations team and looks forward to taking on the challenges of substantially growing the endowment, providing ever improving outreach to alumni, and raising the awareness of Georgia Military College across the state and beyond, all in support of the College’s Vision 2029 initiative. “General Caldwell has articulated his Vision 2029, defining what Georgia Military College will look like at its150 year mark. The Office of College Relations and the GMC Foundation are strategic partners that, working together with the institution, will ensure that this vision is achieved and that future generations of students will continue to benefit from the character-based education delivered in our halls.”

Prior to joining GMC in 2008, Mr. Strom served as Vice President of Human Resources for a multinational aerospace materials firm, based out of the Charlotte, NC, with operations throughout the United States and Europe.  He graduated from Clemson University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and in 1987 with a Masters of Industrial Education degree in Human Resource Development. Mark and his wife, Julie, reside in Milledgeville, Georgia with their daughter, Mattison, and son, Walker.  Mattison currently attends the GMC Prep School as a 7th grader and Walker is looking forward to becoming a GMC student when he enters 6th grade.