PRESIDENT DEAN COLLINS
Dean C. Collins is a 1979 graduate of Point University. He held the position of interim president at Point from early 2006 until February 2009, when he was appointed president by the University’s board of trustees. Prior to joining the administration in 2006, Collins had served as an advisor to the University and its trustees. In previous years, he served as part of the University’s adjunct faculty and as the interim vice president of student development.
Highlights of Collins’ tenure as president include its current record enrollment of over 2,200 students, the 2008 launch of the University’s adult-degree program, the 2014 introduction of an online program and the 2016 launch of graduate programs. Collins and the board of trustees led the 2011 relocation and expansion of the college’s main residential campus from Atlanta to West Point to accommodate enrollment growth, expand the physical campus and broaden the University’s athletic offerings. In conjunction with the relocation, the school’s name was changed from Atlanta Christian College to Point University.
After graduating from Point, Collins earned a master’s degree in counselor education from Auburn University. He completed additional graduate work in counseling psychology and marriage and family therapy.
In 1979, Collins founded Auburn Christian Fellowship at Auburn University, a nondenominational campus ministry that continues to thrive today. One of the early campus ministries in the Southeast, ACF provides housing, recreational activities, worship services, counseling, retreats and biblical studies to students.
Collins also founded New Directions Counseling Center in metro Atlanta in 1989. He served as executive director over multiple locations and professionals offering a wide range of behavioral, family and marriage therapy in a Christian environment.
In 1996, Collins began his tenure as vice president of human resources with CheckFree Corporation. He served there, overseeing human resources functions for 3,000 employees, until founding DC Consulting in 1999. In addition to his presidential responsibilities at Point University, he continues his work with DC Consulting. As a consultant, he works with multiple Fortune 500 companies, providing coaching and guidance in the areas of executive leadership, organizational effectiveness and optimization of business relationships.
Raised in Tampa, Fla., Mr. Collins now resides in Lanett, Ala., with his wife, Penny Lane Collins. He has four children—Natalie (who graduated from Point in 2004), Ben, JoAnna, and Sydney—and four grandchildren.
|Last Name||First Name||City||State||Position|
|Bussey||Marvin||Atlanta||GA||Director, Teens at Work, Inc.|
|Cathy||Andrew||Atlanta||GA||Senior Vice President, Chick-fil-A|
|Collins||Anthony L.||Lanett||AL||Manager, Lanier/ECE LLC|
|Day||Robert M. "Bob"||Atlanta||GA||Covenant Company|
|Deeter||David A.||Atlanta||GA||Founding Partner, Frazier & Deeter, CPA|
|Fine||Jeremy||Chicago||IL||Chief Financial Officer, Chicago Transit Authority|
|Greene||J. Ross||Peachtree City||GA||Founder & CEO, Greene Consulting|
|Huxford||T. Campbell||Savannah||GA||Senior Pastor, Compassion Christian Church|
|Kennebrew||Andre T.||Decatur||GA||Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Chick-fil-A|
|Leslie||Paul||McDonough||GA||Senior Minister, McDonough Christian Church|
|McDaniel||David||Atlanta||GA||Partner, Huntington Industrial Partners|
|Raynor||Rob||Covington||GA||Pastor, Lakepoint Community Church|
|Sloderbeck||Dr. Jim||Palmetto||GA||Emergency Physician, Piedmont Hospital|
|Simpson||Dr. Faith||Gainesville||GA||Assistant Principal, Gainesville Middle School|
|Swearngin||Dr. Ralph||Perry||GA||Retired Executive Director, Georgia High School Association|
|Waers||Michael D.||Milledgeville||GA||Lead Pastor, Northridge Christian Church|
|Last Name||First Name||City||State||Employment Status|
|Andrews||Gerald B.||West Point||GA||Retired|
|Bradberry||Larry||Bonneau||SC||Minister, Macedonia Christian Church|
|Fine||Dr. Billye Joyce||Elizabethton||TN||Professor of Education, Milligan College|