Rosa Tarbutton Sumter has been elected to the board of trustees at Emory University, according to an Emory press release.
A third-generation Emory alumna, Sumter is a native of Sandersville, Georgia, and graduated from Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in history and art history from Emory.
Sumter also sits on the board of directors of the Sandersville Railroad company, her family’s 125-year-old short line railroad company. Additionally, as a member of the Emory College Alumni Board since 2013, she has served on its development committee and as an “All in a Day” ambassador.
After an eight-year career in marketing at Norfolk Southern Corporation, she retired to become a full-time mother and has remained active as a community volunteer and philanthropist, the release said.
Since 2014, Sumter has been involved with the National Charity League, a mother-daughter philanthropic organization focused on providing outreach to Atlanta nonprofits, such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Agape Youth and Family Center, The City of Refuge, and Buckhead Christian Ministry.