Prior to becoming Interim President of the University of West Georgia, Dr. Stuart
Rayfield served as the Vice Chancellor for Leadership and Institutional Development
at the University System of Georgia. She previously served as Interim President of
Gordon State College and Bainbridge State College. Prior to those roles, Rayfield
served as the Frank D. Brown Distinguished Chair in Servant Leadership, associate
professor and interim associate provost for Undergraduate Education at Columbus State
Prior to her service at USG, she held positions at Auburn University, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Dr. Rayfield earned a doctorate in leadership, policy and organizations from Vanderbilt University, a master’s in higher education administration, student affairs from the University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.