Alumni Association’s executive director ushering in new era of giving

Meredith Gurley Johnson’s entire adult life has been spent studying at or working for UGA—and oftentimes both.

Johnson, executive director of the UGA Alumni Association, graduated from the university’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences in 2000. She’s also working on a master’s degree in adult education in the College of Education.

As an undergraduate student, Johnson wanted the kind of career path that would let her “make a difference.” While still studying for her bachelor’s degree, she took a full-time job in the central development office where she learned about the connections between students, alumni giving and the university’s success. That’s when Johnson found her life’s work in higher education advancement.

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