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Leadership

Southern College of Optometry is governed by a Board of Trustees, with day-to-day responsibilities executed by the college's president and management team.

Since SCO’s founding in 1932, the college has benefited from outstanding leadership that includes only six presidents in our history. From our President’s Council, to a leadership team of directors and other managers, to our Board of Trustees, SCO looks for leaders who will work side by side with employees to meet the college mission of leading the profession. Download Southern College of Optometry's organization chart to learn more about the college's operating system.

SCO’s Board of Trustees include:

BOARD CHAIR

Cristie Upshaw Travis, MS

BOARD MEMBERS

Amanda Brewer-Lord, OD ’97

Douglas C. Clark, OD

David Cockrell, OD ’81

Steven L. Compton, OD ’78

Brian Jones, MBA

Ryan H. Powell, OD ’02

James D. Sandefur, OD ’65

Carla D. Sanderson, PhD

Dave Sattler

A. L. Spivey, III, OD ’67

Stuart Thomas, OD ’84

Leticia W. Towns, FACHE

Terry L. Tucker, OD ’84

Christopher W. Wroten, OD ’02

ALUMNI COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

Larry Otten, OD ’77

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Aaron M. Kerr, OD ’98

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Mary Nethaway Chase, ’18