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Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees Elects New Members

DECATUR, Ga.— Agnes Scott College is pleased to announce four new members elected to its Board of Trustees. Bradie C. Barr ‘85, Tara C. Hogan Charles ‘97, Ronald A. Crutcher and G. Oliver (Ollie) Wagner V joined the board on July 1, 2023, and will serve four-year terms. 

“I am looking forward to working with our newly elected trustees as, together, we continue to ensure Agnes Scott College is a place providing a transformative education that prepares our students for professional success beyond our doors,” said President Leocadia I. Zak.

Joining the Agnes Scott Board of Trustees are:

Bradie C. Barr ’85 is vice president and managing director at Transamerica. She serves as president of Transamerica Stable Value Solutions Inc., where she is responsible for the overall management of Transamerica’s stable value business and chairs the AEGON Transamerica Foundation’s Baltimore Committee. She has more than 30 years of diverse financial services experience, including a strong background in fixed-income investments, treasury management, business development and relationship management. She serves as a director of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and has previously served on the boards of Baltimore Center Stage, Business Volunteers Maryland and the Maryland Zoo. She is a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s LEADERship program Class of 2016 and was named one of the 25 Women to Watch by The Baltimore Sun in 2017. Barr holds a BA in economics from Agnes Scott College.

Tara Hogan Charles ’97 is a senior director for The Procter & Gamble Company, currently leading race equity programs and partnerships. This role is the latest in her 22-year career at P&G where she previously served as senior counsel in the legal division and associate director in the global government relations and public policy organization. She chairs the board of directors of the Tahirih Justice Center and serves as a member of the board of All In Together and the Global Advisory Council of IREX. She received her bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott in German and political science and her JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law—Chapel Hill.

Ronald A. Crutcher is an American classical musician and academic administrator who served as the 10th president of the University of Richmond from 2015 to 2021, where he continues as President Emeritus and University Professor . He was president of Wheaton College in Massachusetts from 2004 until 2014 and earlier served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and professor of music at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Crutcher is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Miami University of Ohio. He pursued graduate studies at Yale University as a Woodrow Wilson and Ford Foundation Fellow. In 1979, he was the first cellist to receive the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. A recipient of a Fulbright Award, he is fluent in German and studied music at the Cologne University of Music.

G. Oliver (Ollie) Wagner V has been the senior pastor of Alpharetta Presbyterian Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, since 2008. Before this appointment, he served as pastor of Montoursville Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania, his home state, for nearly a decade. After joining the ministry in 1991, his first call was as a college chaplain. In Chapel Hill, N.C., he served as a campus minister at the University of North Carolina and as associate pastor at a large church. He believes strongly in the importance of mission work, outreach and engaging the world to address problems of modern society. He has served on the Agnes Scott Board of Visitors since 2018 and is married to Heather Hasty Wagner, whose mother, Lois Dryden Hasty, was an Agnes Scott alumna. A graduate of Davidson College, Wagner earned his MDiv from Union Presbyterian Seminary and his DMin from Columbia Theological Seminary.

Ending their service on the Board of Trustees on June 30 are President Emerita Mary Brown Bullock ‘66 and Charles S. Shapiro, who have been named trustee emerita and trustee emeritus, respectively.

About Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Ranked No. 1 Most Innovative Liberal Arts College for the fifth year in a row, No. 1 First-Year Experiences and No. 3 Best Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022-2023 Best Colleges edition, Agnes Scott is a premier institution known for SUMMIT, its signature approach to a liberal arts education focusing on global learning and leadership development, and coeducational graduate and post-baccalaureate programs. Learn more at