Samuel F. Hart, Sr. is the Executive Director of the Middle Georgia Center for Academic Excellence, Inc. The Center operates two Educational Talent Search Programs, Upward Bound Program, and an Upward Bound Match Science Program.
These programs identify and assist individuals who have the potential to succeed in college or technical school, who may be disadvantaged, potential first-generation college students (neither parent graduated from college), being low-income, or live in a community with educational needs.
Mr. Hart’s community involvement includes: President of ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation, Former Chairman of Bibb County Board of Commission, Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Arts and Science, Founder and Member of 100 Black Men of Macon/Middle Georgia, Former Member of the Board of Directors for Government Employee Benefits Corporation of Georgia, Former President of the (COE) Council for Opportunity in Education (represents over 1000 colleges, universities, and educational agencies), Co-Chair for Emerging Leaders for TRIO Programs in eight southern states. (Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel).
As the former Bibb County Commissioner for District 1, Mr. Hart was the Vice Chair of Bibb County Commission, Chair of the Finance Committee for Bibb County Commission, Chair of Risk Management, and Member of Executive Committee for the Macon-Bibb County Road Program.
Mr. Hart was one of ten (10) recipients of the National Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (provide mentoring to 103 students – 51% earned bachelors degrees; 25 earned masters degrees; and 24 earned doctorates.
Mr. Hart is, also, the recipient of ACCG Emory Greene Leadership Award.