Judson announces new appointments in Business Affairs and Marketing & Communications

Judson College is pleased to announce the promotion of two faithful and dedicated employees.

Betty Ann Middlebrooks, who served in the College’s Business Office for 15 years, has been named Vice President of Business Affairs. Middlebrooks has an extensive background in business operations, having worked in varying personnel, payroll, and office management capacities at H.B. Zachry Construction in south Texas and at Jitney Jungle and Marion Manufacturing in her hometown of Marion, Ala. When Royal Harvest Foods opened in Marion in 1989, Middlebrooks joined the plant as office manager and became plant manager nine years later. She served in that role until 2004, when she joined Judson’s Business Office. In her new assignment, Middlebrooks will continue to supervise the Business Office staff, assist in the preparation for the independent external audit, develop the annual budget, monitor all segregation of duties, prepare reports for the Board of Trustees, the Judson College Alumnae Association Executive Board, the Board of Governors and the Board of Advisors. “I am very pleased that Mrs. Middlebrooks will serve in this capacity,” said Judson President W. Mark Tew, who served with Middlebrooks during his previous tenures at Judson in the 1990s and early 2000s. “I am confident that she will be part of making Judson’s future strong and financially sound.”

Mary Amelia Taylor, of Judson’s Class of 2009, will step into a new role of Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications. In this assignment, Taylor will coordinate the College’s marketing, branding, and media relations strategies and will continue to supervise the College’s Creative Services and Marketing personnel. Taylor is a native of Frisco City, Ala., who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from Judson College and a Master of Arts in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. She returned to Judson in 2011 as Marketing & Web Communications Specialist and quickly began accepting progressively more complex duties and assignments, becoming Director of Marketing and Communications in 2015. “I have never seen a more talented nor more dedicated communications officer than Ms. Taylor,” said Tew. “She has the admiration of her peers and the complete confidence of her supervisors. Everything is done from a ‘can do’ attitude that belies the difficulty of the tasks she makes look easy. Her spirit is second to none.”