ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia Foundation's board of trustees has elected a new member.
The board voted unanimously to elect Brenda A. Thompson as a trustee. She had been serving as an advisory trustee since July. Thompson had been nominated to finish the term of Don Perry, who died last summer. That term expires in June 2016.
Thompson and her husband, Larry, have been involved with the arts at the school. They recently donated a collection of 100 works of art by African-American artists, including paintings, prints and sculptures, to the Georgia Museum of Art. Thompson serves on the museum's board of advisors.
As part of their gift to the university, the Thompsons are funding an endowment that will support African diaspora at the museum.