Leadership

Leading through Service

Since 1937, Point University has been led by humble leaders compelled by the Great Commission: to go and make disciples. Through innovative and visionary leadership, Point continues to lead the way in making college accessible for everyone. 

President Dean Collins

Point University President Dean CollinsDean 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 more than 2,800 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, Florida, Collins now resides in Lanett, Alabama, with his wife, Penny Lane Collins. He has four children—Natalie (who graduated from Point in 2004), Ben, JoAnna and Sydney—and eight grandchildren.

Visit Collins’s website at deancollins.com.

Senior Support Team

The Senior Support Team exists to organize, prioritize, and carry out projects and programs to support the goals of Point University. Each member overseas a separate area of the University.  

Trustees

Marvin Bussey – Atlanta, GA – Director, Teens at Work, Inc.

Khalilah Cooper – Fayetteville, GA – Executive Director, Design, Chick-fil-A

Randy Cordell – Nashville, TN – Lead Pastor, Lakeshore Christian Church

Robert M. “Bob” Day – Atlanta, GA – Covenant Company

David A. Deeter – Atlanta, GA – Founding Partner, Frazier & Deeter, CPA

Jeremy Fine – Chicago, IL – Chief Financial Officer, Chicago Transit Authority

J. Ross Greene – Peachtree City, GA – Founder and CEO, Greene Consulting

T. Campbell Huxford – Savannah, GA – Senior Pastor, Compassion Christian Church

Andre T. Kennebrew – Sharpsburg, GA – Director of Relationships, Lifeshape

David McDaniel – Atlanta, GA- Partner, Huntington Industrial Partners

Rob Raynor – Buckhead, GA – Retired, Pastor, Lakepoint Community Church

Armory Scott – Auburn, AL – VP of Strategic Management and Mission, Scott Bridge Company

Dr. Faith Simpson – Gainesville, GA- Retired, Gainesville (GA) City Schools

Dr. Jim Sloderbeck – Newnan, GA – Retired, Emergency Physician, Piedmont Hospital

Andrew Stith – Atlanta, GA – CEO, HonorBuilt, LLC

Trustees Emeritus

Gerald B. Andrews – West Point, GA – Retired

Larry Bradberry (deceased) – Bonneau, SC – Minister, Macedonia Christian Church

Anthony L. Collins – Lanett, AL – Manager, Lanier/ECE LLC

Arthur Dana – Savanah, GA – Retired

Dr. Billye Joyce Fine – Elizabethton, TN – Professor of Education, Milligan College

Paul Leslie – Concord, GA – Director, Southwest Christian Hospice

Alan Stith – Smyrna, GA – Retired

Larry Vierling (deceased) – Carrollton, GA – Retired

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