Yarbrah Peeples is the director of the Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC), which was launched in 2008 as a result of a partnership between the IHE, the Watson-Brown Foundation and the National College Advising Corps. Thanks to a generous commitment from The Robert Woodruff Foundation and other sponsors, the GCAC program has recently increased fourfold its presence in the state.
During her time at the Institute as a PhD student, Yarbrah was the recipient of the Zell and Shirley Miller Graduate Fellow for the 2010-2011 academic year. She earned an MS in Higher Education from Florida State University and a BS and MBA from Florida A&M University. Prior to attending UGA Yarbrah was an academic program specialist with the TRIO Student Support Services Program at Florida State University. Her professional interests included examining organizational theory and behavior related to historically black colleges and universities and higher education access and success issues related to first generation, low-income, and minority students.