Rev. Dr. Ron Swain
Rev. Dr. Ron Swain lives in Georgetown, Texas. Swain has over four decades of experience in higher education administration. For 20 years, Swain served in several positions at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, the oldest historically black college in the Southeastern United States. His last position at Shaw was Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Planning. In 1994, he became national director for the final phase of The United Negro College Fund’s Campaign 2000. He subsequently served as the 15th President of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. In August 2000, Swain joined the Senior Staff at Southwestern University as Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Planning and Assessment. In addition to his higher education career, he is an ordained minister. Since 2014, Swain has served the Discipleship Team at The First United Methodist Church of Georgetown as Director of Transformative Missions Ministries. Swain is the initiator and convener of Courageous Conversations about Race in Georgetown. Since 2014, over five hundred residents have participated in Courageous Conversations as a respectful, civil process of dialogue about the difficult issue of race. A native of Macon, Georgia, Swain holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA; the Master of Divinity degree from the Shaw Divinity School in Raleigh, NC; the Master of Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the Doctor of Education degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Swain’s term of office as an elected board member of The Fund will expire in 2025.