Syfan Logistics CEO Jim Syfan has been named to the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents by Gov. Brian Kemp.
The Board of Regents oversees the public colleges and universities that comprise the University System of Georgia and has oversight of the Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library Service.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be named to the Board of Regents,” Syfan said. “I appreciate Gov. Kemp’s appointment and I look forward to working with the other board members to keep our college system one of the best in the country. I will be looking out for the kids.”
Syfan will represent the 9th Congressional District for the university system’s 19-member board. He replaces Gainesville’s Philip Wilheit, whose seven-year term ended this month. Syfan was named along with Alpharetta businessman Tim Evans to the board.
“For many years as strong business leaders, Tim Evans and Jim Syfan have worked hard to make their communities and our state better,” Gov. Kemp said. “With decades of experience, they are eminently qualified for these posts, and I am honored to name them to the Board of Regents to serve our top-ranked university system.”
Syfan has been an active civic leader in Gainesville-Hall County as well as professionally in the trucking industry nationally throughout his career. In 2020, Gov. Kemp appointed Syfan to serve as a member of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority. His son Steve Syfan currently serves on the state’s Economic Development Board.
Higher education has always been a passion for Syfan. He has worked tirelessly for decades to add a transportation logistics curriculum to university business schools that previously offered only manufacturing and warehousing in their supply chain class studies.
Recently, Syfan assisted the University of North Georgia as it created the first-ever logistics course that later led to the idea of creating an authentic third-party logistics learning environment at the school.