GHC Foundation Board of Trustees Spotlight: Sally Platt

Sally Platt was appointed to the GHC Foundation Board of Trustees in January 2022.  She comes from Marietta and most recently served as a Registered Nurse for 33 years, retiring from the Scottish Rite campus of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in 2009.  

With a history of community service through her expansive career in nursing, education, and Information Technology, Sally Platt brings years of mentorship and civic outreach experience to the GHC Foundation.   

“Mentoring is something I have done a lot of. I taught high school for 10 years before I went into nursing, and with five children and step-children of my own and many grand kids, I have a sense of how kids think in a way,” Platt said. “And the last 10 years of nursing I was in pediatrics, which is ages birth to 21.” 

Platt said the more she has learned about GHC, the more she has wanted to become involved and become a champion for students and the GHC Foundation, saying the affordability and quality of programs offered by the college should make the institution a “first choice” for anyone seeking a college degree. 

“I love to do public speaking, so I see part of my role as being able to spread the word about Georgia Highlands,” Platt said. 

The Rotary Club of Marietta Metro, of which she is a longtime member and past president, now offers by way of its Foundation, a scholarship through the GHC Foundation.