Bob Boehmer is the 5th President of East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, Georgia. Before becoming President at EGSC, Bob served as faculty member and senior administrator at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia for approximately 23 years. Prior to his senior administrative roles at UGA, Bob was Co-Director of UGA’s Lily Teaching Fellows Program for 10 years. At the time he arrived at EGSC, Bob was University of Georgia's Associate Provost for Academic Planning.
In addition to his administrative duties at UGA, Bob served as a tenured full professor of legal studies in UGA’s Terry College of Business. Bob was recognized for teaching excellence at UGA by the Richard Russell Teaching Award, the Teacher of the Year and the MBA Teacher of the Year awards from the Terry College of Business, the Howard Hatten teaching excellence award from the Honors Program, and by selection as a Lilly Teaching Fellow. His service to students was recognized by the Lee Anne Seawell Award for Service to Students. His research has been recognized by the Hoeber award for excellence in research from the American Business Law Journal for his research comparing US privacy law with data protection law in the European Union.
Bob holds a doctor of jurisprudence degree (J.D.) from the University of Oregon School of Law. Bob’s undergraduate degree is in Finance. Prior to becoming a faculty member at the University of Georgia in 1989, Bob practiced law in Oregon for over ten years and was a partner in the Hershner, Hunter law firm in Eugene, Oregon.
Bob has been married to Joyce Boehmer since 1973. Bob and Joyce have two adult daughters: Megan is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology now working as an assistant vice president for a large bank in Portland, Oregon; Beth graduated with an architecture degree from the University of Oregon and is working as a project manager for a large contractor in Portland, Oregon. Joyce is retired from the Clarke County School District in Athens, Georgia.
Will Farrior is a 27-year-old graduate from the College of Charleston’s REACH program. His major at the college was communications. He is currently working for the Developmental Disabilities Council in Columbia, South Carolina as there new Partner in Policymaking® Program Assistant. The mission of Partners in Policymaking® is to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and parents who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop knowledge and skills to make policy changes within the system and community.
His disability or as he likes to call it my unique factor is called Asperger Syndrome He is originally from Brooklyn, New York but has been raised in a small town called Ravenel, South Carolina. He is the oldest child of William Farrior Jr. and Andrea Gail Farrior. Will has a younger sister named Dana. He attended high school at Palmetto Academy from 2002-2006. After graduating high school, Will went to community college for a year. During his spring semester, Will suffered the lost of my father. This situation took a toll on him and that became evident in his academics. Luckily, through a series of events while facing multiple situations Will had the chance to revaluate his life while working night shift. The conclusion he came up with was to help students through tough situations by setting goals in numerous areas.