Leadership

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 almost 2,000 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.

Current Organizational Chart

TRUSTEES

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 Dr. Billye Joyce Elizabethton TN Professor of Education, Milligan College
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
Stith Alan Smyrna GA Retired
Swearngin Dr. Ralph Perry GA Retired Executive Director, Georgia High School Association
Waers Michael D. Milledgeville GA Lead Pastor, Northridge Christian Church

HONORARY TRUSTEES

Last Name First Name City State Employment Status
Andrews Gerald B. West Point GA Retired
Bradberry Larry Bonneau SC Minister, Macedonia Christian Church