City on a Hill
On November 15, 2018, Birmingham-Southern announced Birmingham resident Daniel Coleman as the college’s 16th president. He will replace President Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith who recently retired due to family and health concerns.
Coleman has hands-on experience in the business world. Coleman, who was CEO of the global financial services firm KCG Holdings until its 2017 sale, has been a member of the college’s Board of Trustees and is currently an adjunct professor of finance. In a recent press release, Birmingham-Southern College announced that Coleman “said that he wants Birmingham-Southern College to continue to expand its educational reach as it builds for its second century in Birmingham and to solidify its longtime role as ‘the intellectual heart of the city.’”
Coleman and his wife, Brooke, live in Birmingham with their three children. BSC praises Coleman’s real-world experience; he served on Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s transition team and remains the co-chair of the mayor’s financial advisory team, working to improve the city’s management of its finances. He has also served on the boards of the Alabama Symphony Endowment and of Build Up, an innovative early-college workforce development program centered in the Ensley neighborhood.
Now that the hunt for the new Birmingham-Southern president is finished, acting President Dr. Bradley J. Caskey will return to his prior role as BSC’s provost, and Acting Provost Dr. Tim Smith will return to his prior role as associate provost.
We welcome Coleman as president of our beloved Hilltop.
Image: Flaherty-Goldsmith with Coleman.
Special thanks to the BSC Flickr and Department of Communications.