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Associated Colleges of the South
1975 Century Blvd. NE Suite 10
Atlanta, GA 30345-3316

Phone: (404) 636-9533
Fax: (404) 636-9558


[Wayne Anderson] [Amanda Hagood] [Dara Hawkins] [Elizabeth MacNabb] [Cindy Reese] [Christiane Williams]

Wayne Anderson, President
Phone: (404) 636-9533 ext. 10

photo of Dr. Anderson

Wayne Anderson is the president of the consortium. He works very closely with member presidents, academic vice presidents and other administrators and faculty groups, overseeing the more than forty programs in which ACS is actively involved, encompassing faculty enhancement, international programs, environmental studies and sustainable development, diversity, interdisciplinary studies, the use of technology (“Blended Learning”), cost containment and many other collaborative efforts.  

Dr. Anderson is a former president of Maryville College and Illinois Wesleyan University who also has held positions at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Johns Hopkins University, the Association of Governing Boards and the Alabama Independent Colleges. He has taught courses in political science throughout his career, most recently as an adjunct professor of Emory University, teaching American Presidential Campaigns and Elections. He is a former chair of the Board of the Georgia Humanities Council and president of the Association of Consortium Leadership.




Amanda Hagood, Director of Blended Learning
Phone: (404) 922-2216

Amanda Hagood

Amanda Hagood is the director of blended learning for the Associated Colleges of the South. She was formerly an ACS post-doctoral fellow in literature and the environment at Hendrix College where she used place-based pedagogy and blended learning to teach classes such as The Walden Experiment: Thoreau, and American Environmental Writing and Literary Landscapes: Writing the Natural State. Her work has been published in Shenandoah, Women’s Studies and Environmental Humanities. She received her Ph.D. in Literature from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s degree in English from Vanderbilt University with a background in interdisciplinary study of literature and the environment. She received her B.A. with High Honors in English/Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Amanda also was a recipient of ACS blended learning and faculty advancement grants through which she learned firsthand about the range of applications for blended learning across the liberal arts.



photo of Dara HawkinsDara Hawkins, Office Manager
Phone: (404) 636-9533 ext. 10

Dara Hawkins is the Office Manager for the Associated Colleges of the South, where she assists Wayne Anderson in administering grants, preparing reports for the deans and presidents and assisting numerous faculty and staff at member institutions. Dara began working at ACS as a temporary employee in March, 1996. Prior to working at ACS, Dara worked in the corporate real estate and hospitality industries and academic environments.


Elizabeth MacNabb, Director
Programs in Sustainability and the Environment
Phone: (512) 863-1513

Photo of Elizabeth MacNabb

Elizabeth MacNabb leads the consortium’s programs in sustainability and the environment.  She originally joined ACS as an Environmental Fellow at the University of Richmond, becoming director of the ACS Environmental Initiative in 2001. MacNabb holds a PhD in comparative literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her early publications include Transforming the Disciplines: A Women's Studies Primer (Routledge/Haworth Press, 2001) and  The Fractured Family: The Second Sex and its (Dis)connected Daughters (Peter Lang, 1993). Since joining ACS, she has presented papers and published articles on sustainability.



Cindy Reese, Director of Financial Operations
Phone: (404) 636-9533 ext. 17

Cindy Reese joined ACS in 1998 and oversees all the financial aspects of the consortium’s activities, including planning, budgeting, reporting and meeting with the accountants.  A former CEO, she plays an important  role in managing and evaluating programs and developing new consortial initiatives.


Christiane Williams, Technology Support SpecialistChristiane Williams
Phone: (404) 636-9533 ext. 12

Christiane manages the preparation and completion of various technology-related projects and other special projects. She has primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of the ACS website, the ACS central office LAN and workstations. She also maintains the database, the e-mail lists and handles logistics for meetings and conferences held in Atlanta.






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