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Dr. Jacquelyn M. Belcher

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Dr. Jacquelyn M. “Jacquee” Belcher’s is the Leader of the Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute, which is a part of Options Unlimited, LLC. Her career in higher education spans more than 35 years and includes administration, management, and instruction. She was the fifth president of Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), the third largest higher education institution in the University System of Georgia. As president of GPC, she was the first woman appointed to the position and first ethnic minority to lead a higher education institution that is not historically black. The multi-campus college, offers associate degrees, certificates, and continuing and corporate education and serves over 23,000 students in Metropolitan Atlanta. Jacquee has also served on such national boards as the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Council on Education (ACE), the National Council on Black American Affairs, the National Institute for Leadership Development, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the American Red Cross. Her commitment to education and the community has been recognized by many civic and professional organizations: awards and distinctions include elevation to President Emerita of Georgia Perimeter College, ACE’s Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award, the American Association for Women in Community Colleges’ President of the Year Award, recognition as one of Georgia’s 50 most influential women, and the American Red Cross’s Clara Barton Award. Jacquee earned a B.S. in nursing from Marymount College, Kansas, a master’s degree in psychosocial nursing and psychology from the University of Washington, and a juris doctorate from Seattle University’s law school. In 2005, after 35 years in higher education, she became the Founding President and CEO of Options Unlimited, LLC, providing executive coaching on personal, professional, and organizational development. Jacquee has two daughters, lives in the Atlanta, GA metro area, enjoys theatre, reading, crossword puzzles, and is partial to the color yellow.

 

President/CEO, Options Unlimited, LLC & President Emeritus, Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur, GA

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