Dr. Robert Myers, President
Dr. Robert M. Myers serves as the President of Toccoa Falls College (TFC) in northeast Georgia. TFC is recognized for excellence by groups such as U.S. News and World Reports, The Princeton Review, Christian Colleges of Distinction, and thebestschools.org.
Since 1907 the motto of TFC has been Developing Character With Intellect. Dr. Myers frequently writes and speaks about the elements of Godly character and Christian worldview. You can follow him on Facebook (Robert Myers) or Twitter (@robertmmyers). Dr. Myers is also a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and publishes a weekly blog at robertmmyers.com. Dr. Myers’ commentaries can also be viewed on Vimeo.
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 has always been active in the local community serving on numerous corporate boards including the Cherokee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast of Florida, Inc., International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, the American Red Cross, Toccoa/Stephens County Chamber of Commerce, as well as other organizations.
Dr. Myers has served in Christian higher education for twenty 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 children, Joshua and Joy.
B.S. – Information Systems Management, University of Maryland
M.B.A. – Palm Beach Atlantic University
D.B.A. – Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Brian Shelton, Provost
Dr. Brian Shelton advanced from theology professor to dean of the School of Christian Ministries, and he serves now as the chief academic officer of the college. He received a B.A. in biology from Asbury University, the M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University.
A Virginia native, Brian grew up in southeastern Kentucky where he learned to love the outdoors. He spent ten years in biology research and then two years in youth ministry before coming to TFC. Dr. Shelton is a member of both the Council for Christian Colleges and University’s Leadership Development Institute and the Georgia Governor Teaching Fellowship Symposium. He is also an active member at the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. He authored Martyrdom from Exegesis in Hippolytus: An Early Church Presbyter’s Commentary on Daniel (Paternoster, 2008) and Prevenient Grace: God’s Provision for Fallen Humanity (Francis Asbury, 2014).
Dr. Shelton joined the faculty in 2001 and still enjoys the opportunity to teach an occasional theology course. He is in his twelfth year at TFC. He and his wife, Sally, have three daughters: Annie, Katie, and Maggie.
B.A. – Biology, Asbury University
M.Div. – Covenant Theological Seminary
Ph.D. – Historical Theology, Saint Louis University
Dr. Ken Gassiot, Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Gassiot serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs and is responsible for Housing & Residence Life, Culinary Services, Career Development Center, Student Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Leadership and Service, Student Government Association, and Athletics. Additional responsibilities include oversight of Title IX efforts and institutional retention.
Since 1999, Dr. Gassiot has previously served in various higher education roles at Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Florida in the areas of Housing and Residence Life, Student Conduct, Parent and Family Relations, and Dean of Students Office. Dr. Gassiot has served as a course instructor and guest lecturer for first year success and leadership development courses as well as graduate courses in Student Affairs/Higher Education Administration. He has previously served as a featured webinar presenter for PaperClip Communications and is a listed consultant with Stamats Higher Education Marketing specializing in the assessment and consultation of parent and family relations programs on college campuses. Dr. Gassiot also assists with on-site reaffirmation committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Dr. Gassiot is an active member in NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and has held regionally appointed and nationally elected positions within the organization. He has also held memberships and/or been involved in the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, Association for Student Conduct Administrators, Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers, Southern Association for College Student Affairs, American College Personnel Association.
Research interests include college parent involvement, student retention, international education, and the effect of technology on student development. Dr. Gassiot and his wife, Kim, have four children: Jonah, Sydney, Ian, and Ainsley.
B.S. – Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management, Texas Tech University
M. Ed. – Higher Education Administration, Texas Tech University
Ph.D. – Higher Education Research, Texas Tech University
Mr. Gregg Schulte, Vice President for Business and Finance
Mr. Gregg Schulte oversees the departments of accounting and finance, bookstore, student food services, mail services, the Gathany Museum of Natural Science, Gate Cottage restaurant, human resources, facilities & vehicles operation and maintenance, summer camps and conferences, and radio station WRAF and its affiliates. Mr. Schulte received his B.S. in Accounting and his M.S. in Accounting both from the University of Kentucky. He did additional doctoral level work in Management at the University of Cincinnati.
Mr. Schulte is a native of Kentucky and began his career in higher education as an accounting faculty member and, later, an administrative department head at Northern Kentucky University. Since those early years in his career, he has served the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Jefferson (KY) Community & Technical College, and three other Christian institutions as vice president and chief business and finance officer—Regent University, Judson University, and Columbia International University. Gregg’s interests include family and church activities, vegetable gardening, Charles Dickens novels and novel-based films, stamp collecting, writing, and college athletics. He has four daughters and one son and has served his country with pride as a member of the United States Army Reserve.
B.S. – Accounting, University of Kentucky
M.S. – Accounting, University of Kentucky
Mr. Lee Yowell, Vice President for Advancement
Mr. Lee Yowell came to Toccoa Falls College in 2010 to serve as Vice President for Student Development. In, 2013 after serving as Interim VP for Advancement, he was appointed by the president to serve as the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Lee has served in various administrative roles in Christian higher education for the past 13 years.
A native of the great state of Indiana, Mr. Yowell received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Science Degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He and his wife, Bridget, have been married since 2000 and have four children: Houston, Ashton, Grace and Peyton.Mr. Lee Yowell came to Toccoa Falls College in 2010 to serve as Vice President for Student Development. In, 2013 after serving as Interim VP for Advancement, he was appointed by the president to serve as the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Lee has served in various administrative roles in Christian higher education for the past 13 years.
B. A. – Olivet Nazarene University
M. S. – Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mr. Jamie Zugelder, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
Jamie Zugelder serves as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing. He is responsible for the Office of Admissions, Student Financial Services (Financial Aid and Student Accounts), Marketing and the Print Shop.
Jamie grew up in Central Florida where he learned to love and play baseball. His career aspirations were to either be a Major League Baseball player or an Orthodontist; however, the Lord called him into the ministry of Christian Higher Education. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he served for ten recruitment years in the Office of Admission. Jamie has served as a Local Fair Coordinator for the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals.
Jamie and his wife, Sarah, have been married since 2007 and currently have two kids: Carson Grace and Graham Elliot.
B.S. – Business Management, Palm Beach Atlantic University
M.B.A. – Palm Beach Atlantic University