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AU to hold Founders Day

February 11, 2016

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Anderson University’s annual Founder’s Day convocation will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the Henderson Auditorium of the Rainey Fine Arts Center.

Michael Batchelor will deliver the Founders Day address. He became CEO of Baptist Easley Hospital on March 1, 2013. Batchelor comes to Baptist Easley from Greenville Health System where he served as President, North Greenville Campus since 2005. Prior to that, he was Administrator, Clinical/Non-Clinical Support Services at GHS from 2001-2005. Starting his career as a Combat Field Medic in 1988 with the U.S. Army, Batchelor served several posts in the U.S. and Germany. He holds a master’s degree in Health Care Management from Troy State University, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, and associate’s degrees from the University of South Carolina. He is a graduate of both Leadership Greenville and Furman University’s Riley Institute for Diversity and holds a Green Belt/Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Certification. He is also a Licensed Practical Nurse. He is married to Kami Batchelor, 30 years; four children, ages: 28, 25, 21, and 10; and a granddaughter who is 3. He is also a PK, (preacher’s kid), whose father has been pastoring for 50 years, and is the current pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Gaffney, South Carolina.

Founders Day was created to honor the visionary Anderson area leaders whose desire for a college in Anderson and generous support led to the establishment of what is now Anderson University some 104 years ago.

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