Leadership at Wesleyan


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Wesleyan's 26th President,

Meaghan Blight

Meaghan Blight is the 26th President of Wesleyan College, the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. She has more than 15 years of experience in advancement and as an executive in higher education in Canada’s university system. 

President Blight has served at Huron University College and the University of Calgary in roles such as Vice President of University Growth and Chief of Staff. She is credited with leading record domestic and international enrollment growth while increasing academic standards and creating programs focused on student well-being and success. In addition, she is committed to accelerating equality for women by providing students at Wesleyan with a rigorous academic experience in an environment designed to build the strength and resiliency to thrive.

President Blight moved to Macon from Canada with her husband, Kyle, her two active, kind, and witty sons, Jake and Cole, and her dogs, Ruby and Walter. 



Dr. Melody Blake

Provost of The College and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Melody Blake, Provost of the CollegeSince 2017, Dr. Melody Blake has served as provost and vice president for academic and student affairs. As provost, is also responsible for strategic planning, development of new programs, and leading a world class faculty in educating women.

Prior to serving Wesleyan, Dr. Blake worked as provost at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She also served for three years as vice president of Mission Services at Goodwill of the Heartland. She spent 20 years in the classroom, teaching development and social psychology. A native of California, Blake earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in social psychology from Claremont Graduate University. Her research areas of interests include assessment of academic programs, change management, and women’s friendships. mblake@wesleyancollege.edu

Timothy Klocko

Vice President for Administration, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Head shot of Timothy KlockoPrior to serving at Wesleyan College, Tim worked for Avila University in Kansas City, where he has served as a leader overseeing all financial aspects of the school.

With over 30 years of experience providing financial leadership in higher education at institutions across the United States, Tim is a valuable asset to our leadership team. tklocko@wesleyancollege.edu 


Drew Davidson

Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communications

Drew Davidson smiles at the cameraDrew Davidson previously served as Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Huron University College in London, Ontario; Davidson led the development and implementation of Huron’s marketing and communications strategies supporting recruitment, career development, fundraising, and student services.

Before Huron, Drew was the Corporate Social Responsibility – Education Program Lead at IBM. She also spent several years working in the Government of Ontario, advising two premiers and three cabinet ministers on internal and external communications. Within government, she has held senior roles such as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Child and Youth Services, Chief of Staff to the Government House Leader, Director of Communications in the Ministry of Finance, and Issues Manager for the Premier of Ontario.

She has led speechwriting and executive communications projects and handled many large-scale multimedia marketing campaigns throughout her career. ddavidson@wesleyancollege.edu

Sarah McCarthy

Vice President for Institutional Advancment

Sarah McCarthyPrior to serving Wesleyan, Sarah McCarthy worked at Huron University in London, Ontario, where she led alumni relations and fundraising since March 2020.

Before joining Huron, McCarthy led operations at the top business school in Canada, Ivey Business School. She joined Ivey in 2003 and led prospect research and management before becoming Director of Advancement Operations, where she oversaw research, gift processing, donor stewardship, and records.

She has worked in development for more than 25 years, including roles in the annual fund, alumni relations and corporate and foundation relations at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and the State Universities of New York at Binghamton and Albany.

Sarah has served as a member of the board of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement – Canada and currently serves as a volunteer at the Association of Professional Fundraisers – London, Ontario & Region.

She is the recipient of several awards, including the APRA Canada Award for Prospect Research, the APRA International Researcher of the Year Award, and the CCAE Prix d’Excellence Award in Donor Relations. In addition, Sarah authored a chapter in the book Prospect Research in Canada.

Sarah earned a BA degree in English magna cum laude from Siena College (Albany, NY) and a Master of Public Administration degree from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the State University of New York at Albany. smccarthy@wesleyancollege.edu

Dr. Carrie Ingoldsby

Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean of Students

Katina Cabiness

Chief Diversity Officer

Julie Daniel

Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer

Dr. Ken Blair

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Seth Berkebile

Athletic Director

Jessica Tucker

Director of the President's Office and Trustee Relations



George F. Pierce 1836-1840 
William H. Ellison 1840-1851 
Edwards H. Myers 1851-1854 
Osborne L. Smith 1854-1859 
John M. Bonnell 1859-1871 
Edward H. Myers 1871-1874 
William C. Bass 1874-1894 
Edgar H. Rowe 1894-1896 
John D. Hammond 1896-1898 
William J. Roberts 1898-1903
Dupont Guerry 1903-1909 
William N. Ainsworth 1909-1912 
Charles R. Jenkins 1912-1920 
William F. Quillian 1920-1931 
Dice R. Anderson 1931-1941 
J. Arthur Moore 1941-1942 
N. C. McPherson, Jr. 1942-1946 
Silas Johnson 1946-1951 
William F. Quillian (Acting) 1951-1952 
B. Joseph Martin 1953-1959 
W. Earl Strickland 1960-1979 
Fred W. Hicks 1979-1983 
J. Fredrick Wilson (Acting) 1983-1984 
Robert K. Ackerman 1984-1997 
Nora Kizer Bell 1997-2002
Ruth A. Knox '75 (Acting) 2002-2003 
Ruth A. Knox '75 2003-2017
Vivia L. Fowler 2017-2022

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