College Leadership

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Dr. Robert Myers

Dr. Myers has always been active in his local community serving on numerous corporate boards. A sample of his community service include the following:

  • Board of Directors for the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast of Florida.
  • Board service and instructor for the American Red Cross.
  • Board service for the Toccoa/Stephens County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Chairperson for the Board of the Georgia Independent College Association (GICA).

Dr. Robert Myers

Dr. Robert M. Myers currently serves as the 7th President of Toccoa Falls College. Dr. Myers frequently speaks and writes about the elements of Godly character and Christian worldview. He holds a B.S in Information Systems Management from University of Maryland, a M.B.A from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a D.B.A from Nova Southeastern University. He is the author of, “No Compromise: Thoughts from a Christian College President”, and served as regular blogger for The Huffington Post.

Dr. Myers has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Academy of Management (Management History Division), a textbook reviewer for McGraw-Hill, and has been published in a variety of journals such as Informatica, Management Decision, The Journal of the Association of Marketing Educators, Florida Banker, and the proceedings of many national and international conferences.

Dr. Myers serves as a chair for visiting teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). He also assists in the training of new SACSCOC visiting team chairpersons.

Dr. Myers has been interviewed by many outlets regarding Christian worldview and college leadership. Dr. Myers has appeared on Fox news Fox and Friends and has been interviewed on many other local, regional, and national media outlets.

Dr. Myers served for 12 years as a police officer in the State of Maryland. During his time as a police officer he served as a patrol officer, field training officer, polygraph examiner, hostage negotiator, and a detective assigned to the Crimes Against Person division. Dr. Myers also served as a nationally registered EMT.  He also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Dr. Myers has served in Christian higher education for thirty years. During that time, he has served as a faculty member, Dean of a School of Business, and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Myers is married to Cheri, and they have two grown children, Joshua and Joy.

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Dr. Kieran Clements
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Kieran Clements

Dr. Kieran Clements is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Toccoa Falls College. He has served at TFC since 1999, initially as a Professor of Natural Sciences with broad oversight of biology and general science courses for the Teacher Education program and core curriculum. When the College added a biology major in 2004, his research background and academic interests focused his primary responsibility on courses in cell biology, genetics, and toxicology. As a professor, Dr. Clements was recognized with a number of teaching awards but eventually transitioned to more administrative roles.

Prior to becoming VPAA, he was Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Clements is also heavily involved in ongoing institutional accreditation and quality enhancement, and has served as a SACSCOC on-site reviewer. He received a BS in Biology/Secondary Education from Saint Francis College (PA) and a PhD in Entomology with a minor in Biotechnology from North Carolina State University.

Dr. Clements enjoys choral singing, particularly with the TFC Singing Men and Toccoa Symphony Chorus. He is an avid runner who loves to be outside and probably takes cheering his favorite sports teams a little too seriously. He and his wife Amy have two daughters, Samantha and Kathleen. They are active members of First Alliance Church of Toccoa.

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Dr. Dee Mooney
Vice President for Finance

Dr. Dee Mooney

Dr. Dee Mooney has served in financial management and teaching roles in Christian higher education for more than thirty years including positions at Cornerstone University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Bryan College, and University of the Southwest. Dr. Mooney also has considerable experience in the for-profit sector having worked in public accounting and with a major corporation.

Dr. Mooney has been active in Christian university business officer organizations for many years. She served in volunteer leadership capacities with both the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities CFO Commission and the Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges Board of Directors as well as serving on the Small Institutions Council for the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Dr. Mooney holds a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University, a M.Acc. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a D.Ed.Min. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is also a licensed CPA. Dr. Mooney and her husband Tim have two married children and four grandchildren. She enjoys reading, bible study, coffee dates with her husband, watching movies with her family, playing with her grandchildren, traveling, and serving in the local church.

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Ronnie Stewart
Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing

Ronnie Stewart

Mr. Ronnie Stewart is the Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing at Toccoa Falls College. His responsibilities include providing leadership and direction to Office of Traditional Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Ronnie has served at TFC since 2015. He has served the college as an Admissions Counselor, Director of Admissions, and an Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing before stepping into the Vice President role in 2022. Ronnie holds a B.S. in Ministry Leadership and a M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Toccoa Falls College and is proud to serve his alma mater. Ronnie played baseball at TFC and was a part of the 2013 national championship team. His research and reading interests include anything related to leadership and spiritual formation.

Ronnie and his wife Amanda live in Clarkesville and have two children: Ronnie III and Maggie. They enjoy playing outside, going for walks, watching movies and cheering on Atlanta sports together.

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Andrew Thorne
Vice President for Distance Education

Andrew Thorne

Mr. Andrew Thorne is the Vice President for Distance Education at Toccoa Falls College. Within the area of enrollment, he is responsible for overseeing the Dual Enrollment, Online, and Graduate student populations. Within the area of academics, in conjunction with the VPAA, he is responsible for continually assessing, staffing, and improving the Dual Enrollment, Online, and Graduate programs.

Andrew has served at Toccoa Falls College since 2014. He was first employed in the Office of Admissions as an Admissions Counselor and then later served as the Assistant Director of Admissions. In 2019, he moved to the area of Distance Education and served in this office until becoming the Vice President for Distance Education in 2022.

Andrew graduated Summa Cum Laude from Toccoa Falls College with majors in Business Administration and Communication Studies and minors in Marketing and Bible and Theology. He later earned his M.B.A. from Regent University. Mr. Thorne, his wife Katie, and daughter Harper are all fans of the Toccoa Falls College Screaming Eagles, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Katie Thorne
Vice President for Student Affairs

Katie Thorne

Mrs. Katie Thorne is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Toccoa Falls College. Her responsibilities include the offices of Student Engagement, the TFC Wellness Center, Housing and Residence Life, Spiritual Formation, and Athletics.

Since 2015, Katie has served TFC as a Resident Director, Director of Housing and Residence Life, and Chief Conduct Officer. Katie holds a B.S. in Cross-Cultural Studies from Toccoa Falls College and finds joy every day in serving at the school she once loved as a student. Katie is passionate about spending time with students, their families, staff, and faculty, to hear how the Lord is teaching and leading them. She believes that prayerfulness and humility are premier characteristics of Christian leadership, which is something she hopes students learn through the daily work of the Student Affairs staff and student leaders.

Katie and her husband, Andrew, live in Toccoa with their daughter, Harper, and dog, Phillie. With an obvious love for Philadelphia sports, they devote time catching up with the Phillies and Eagles as much as possible. They also enjoy playing disc golf, and spending time outside together. Katie welcomes any student to challenge her to a Mario Kart battle.

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Merlin Schenck
Associate Vice President of Operations

Merlin Schenck

Mr. Merlin Schenck was appointed Associate Vice President of Operations at Toccoa Falls College in January 2017. Within his oversight of responsibilities include the areas of Physical Plant, Transportation, Safety and Security, the TFC Print Shop and Mail Services.

Prior to his current role, Merlin has served at Toccoa Falls College since 1991 in various roles including Paint Department Supervisor, Carpentry Department Supervisor, and Director of Physical Plant (2013-2016). He has specialized training in Asbestos Abatement, OSHA Compliance, and Hazardous Waste Transportation. Prior to TFC he worked in the construction field for six years.

Merlin and his wife Lisa, have two married sons and two grandchildren. His hobbies are hunting, fishing and woodworking and he loves spending time with his grandchildren. His favorite verse is Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

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Emily Kerr
Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships

Emily Kerr

Emily Kerr is the Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships at Toccoa Falls College. Her responsibilities include grant-writing, development of potential donors/foundations as well as overseeing certain channels of social media for the college. Emily graduated from TFC in 2011 with her B.S. in Secondary English Education. She also earned her M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Toccoa Falls College in 2022.

Beginning in 2011, Emily served in the Office of Admissions at TFC for six years before moving into the role of Vice President for Enrollment Management for the following five years. She is passionate about the mission of TFC, having experienced its life-changing impact both as an undergraduate and graduate student. Emily’s areas of research interests include cross-cultural and cross-generational education as well as the socio-economic and cultural impact of Christian secondary/higher education.

Emily is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio (Go Buckeyes!) but has called Northeast Georgia home since 2008. She and her husband, Cameron love being “Auntie” and “Uncle” to their two nephews and three nieces.