Regent Lowery May

Regent Lowery May joins upcoming commencement at GHC as featured speaker

Rome-Floyd County community leader Lowery May is set to speak during the 3PM commencement ceremony at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) on May 11. Regent May is also a member of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia.

She will be presenting the commencement address for the nursing pinning and commencement ceremony.

May grew up in rural Georgia in the small town of Nashville and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Georgia and received the organization’s Cora Lee Fanning Award that year. May served as a program chair for Leadership Georgia in 2015, and she continues in an active role with the organization. She serves on the Georgia Student Finance Commission, which helps students access higher education by providing financial aid options and programs to make college more affordable. She also serves on the Rome-Floyd County Land Bank Authority, which works to acquire, manage, maintain and facilitate the redevelopment of underutilized, vacant, blighted and tax-delinquent properties.

May is an active member of the Young Life Rome-Floyd County committee and a long-time board member of Open Door Children’s Home, a local group foster home in Rome. She serves on the Linda Brannen Williamson Foundation Rome Advisory Committee, a leadership development program for women founded in Statesboro in 2015.

May previously worked in the insurance and staffing industries, and she currently assists with a family land management enterprise. She lives in Rome with her husband, Charlie, and their two children, Cappie and Charlie III. Their family attends Seven Hills Fellowship church. May will represent the 14th Congressional District on the Board of Regents.

Georgia Highlands College will hold its 2023 commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 11, at the Floyd Campus gym, 3175 Cedartown Hwy, Rome GA 30161. The 2023 commencement ceremonies will be held May 11 at 11AM and 7PM, with the Nursing pinning and commencement ceremony at 3PM. More information can be found on the commencement ceremony page regarding details, directions and campus guidelines.