GALLATIN, TN—Sharon Rodgers has joined the Welch College family as part-time Registrar beginning June, 2017, according to Dr. Matthew McAffee, Welch’s Provost. She will assume many of the responsibilities of former Registrar Matthew Bracey, who has transitioned to the role of Vice Provost.

Dr. Rodgers attended Welch from 1964-1966 and completed her B.S. in Elementary Education from Belmont University. She also holds the M.A.T. in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville University and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Rodgers has a long tenure in primary and secondary education. She has many years of experience in the classroom and has spent much of her career as a school administrator in both public and private institutions. For the past eight years, Dr. Rodgers was the elementary school principal at Free Will Baptist Christian School in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mrs. Rodgers, a native of Alma, Georgia, and niece of Welch founding president L. C. Johnson, has deep roots in the history of Welch College and the Free Will Baptist denomination. Her son, Jim, serves in the military and is currently stationed in Vicenza, Italy.

McAffee said, “I am thankful Dr. Rodgers has agreed to help us in the Registrar’s Office. Her impressive resume in educational leadership, her love for Welch College, and her personal warmth make her a wonderful addition to the Academic Office. Dr. Rodgers will play an important role in positioning us for future growth.”

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