Governance Board

The Utopian Academy for the Arts Governance Board 

The Utopian Academy for the Arts Governance Board is committed to providing Clayton County children with a high-quality education that is focused on rigorous academics, the arts, leadership development, and community service. The UAFA Board oversees the operations of the Utopian Academy for the Arts Charter School Network, the Utopian Academy for the Arts Elementary School, and the Utopian Academy for the Arts Middle School.

Not Pictured: Steven Garner, UAFA Board, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The board is comprised of a network of servant leaders who volunteer their time to further the mission of Utopian Academy and to ensure that all schools affiliated with the network are finically sustainable, and operate within state and federal guidelines. Board members are selected through an application process and are appointed to serve in the best interests of Utopian Academy students.

 

The board includes professionals of diverse backgrounds who have the expertise necessary to effectively govern a public charter school network. Some of the board’s noteworthy skills include accounting, arts, education, entrepreneurship, fundraising, human resources, legal services, marketing, nonprofit management, policymaking, and politics.

 

 

Meet the UAFA Governance Board

Name: Joshua Menifee

UAFA Board Position: Chair

Board Member Since: 2018

Company: American Cancer Society

Title: Community Development Officer

Contact Me: joshua.menifee@utopianacademy.com

Name: Reginald Colbert

UAFA Board Position: Vice Chair

Board Member Since: 2018

Company: Atlanta Public Schools

Title: Retired Educator

Contact Me: reginald.colbert@utopianacademy.com

 

Name: Terance Madden, Esq.

UAFA Board Position: Member

Board Member Since: 2020

Company: T. Madden & Associates

Title: Partner

Contact Me: terance.madden@utopianacademy.com

 

 

Name: Jamil Jude

UAFA Board Position: Member

Board Member Since: 2020

Company: Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Title: Artistic Director

Contact Me: jamil.jude@utopianacademy.com

 

Name: Anthony Bryant

UAFA Board Position: CFO Emeritus (Former Chief Financial Officer)

Board Member Since: 2014

Company: Internal Revenue Service

Title: Retired

Contact Me: anthony.bryant@utopianacademy.com

 

Not Pictured

Name: Steven Garner, CPA

UAFA Board Position: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Board Member Since: 2018

Company: Deloitte

Title: Senior Manager

Contact Me: steven.garner@utopianacademy.com

Contacting The Governance Board

To contact members for the Utopian Academy for the Arts Governance Board, please call 470-446-1070 or email the executive director (artesius.miller@utopianacademy.com) and/or our governance board chair (joshua.menifee@utopianacademy.com).

Contacting the Executive Director

To contact our Founder & Executive Director, Dr. Artesius Miller, please call 470-446-1070 or via email at (judy.richmond@utopianacademy.com) or  (artesius.miller@utopianacademy.com).
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