Reinhardt University's Commencement 2014 was streamed live on the Internet. Watch the complete ceremony below in HD.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:30 a.m. James & Sis Brown Athletic Center - main gymnasium: Commencement
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susanna Baxter
President of GICA (Georgia Independent College Association)
Susanna L. Baxter, Ed.D. joined Georgia Independent College Association, GICA, in August 2010. Previously she served as the chief operating officer for the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association for 10 years. She worked as the dean of students at Barton College in North Carolina before beginning her association work.
Baxter earned her B.A. in both religion and Christian education from Pfeiffer University. She went on to earn both her M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University. While in Tennessee, she worked to establish several collaborative organizations in order to better serve private colleges. The first was the Coalition for College Cost Savings, a national group purchasing organization providing a range of contracts for small- to medium-sized private colleges in order to help reduce expenditures and improve efficiency. The second organization she helped create was a statewide public and private college coalition to foster healthy and safe campuses with a focus on alcohol and other drug abuse prevention.
Baxter is a member of the Georgia Professional Lobbyist Association and Atlanta Rotary. She is married to Mark R. Huffman and they, along with their two sons, live in Atlanta.