6/28/2010 - Business Administrator Macon to retire
By Michael J. Brooks
Judson College's Vice-President for Business Affairs, Gerald Macon, has announced his retirement and return to his native North Carolina.
Macon began his work at Judson in October, 2006, after working in private industry and at two other Baptist colleges.
Judson trustees adopted a resolution of appreciation on May 6 noting that Macon "commended practices and policies that enabled the institution not only to persevere in the face of extreme adversity but also to plan important initiatives that promise growth for Judson College."
Macon grew up in Winston-Salem and remembers the aroma of tobacco in the air.
"The smell of tobacco wasn't unpleasant, unlike the smell of cigarettes," he said with a laugh.
Macon graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and did additional study at the University of Kentucky and the CFA Institute. He worked for Ray's Restaurants in Mt. Airy, NC as purchasing agent before becoming business officer at Wingate College, now Wingate University, in 1971.
Wingate president Dr. Tom Corts persuaded Macon to join him at Samford University in Birmingham in 1984 where Macon served as Vice President for Business Affairs and later as treasurer. He co-founded Quintus Asset Management, Inc. in Birmingham in 1995 and worked there until coming to Judson.
Macon said he plans to complete his move to North Carolina by year's end, but will continue to be available to consult with his replacement who will begin employment on June 30.
"I'll miss the people here at Judson," Macon said. "Everyone has been so supportive. We went through 'The Great Recession' together when we had to do more with less in a shorter period of time! We've come through that time well and the college has a bright future."
When asked about his retirement plans, Macon said, "I plan to rest, travel and fish. I also want to follow the stock market more closely!"
Macon's wife, Shirley, is retired from retail sales in Birmingham. They are parents of two daughters.
- Photo Caption: Judson President Dr. David Potts (left) and VP of Business Affairs Gerald Macon (right).
*Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.