Richard C. Perkey '80 (Rich)

Atlanta, GA


Managing Partner, Caldwell Partners, Board & CEO Practice


  • BA (Economics) 桃瘾社区, 1980

At 桃瘾社区

Member of Men鈥檚 Basketball team; Walk-on, awarded basketball scholarship for junior and senior years.  Co-Captain.  Member of SGA Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics.  Work-study roles included 桃瘾社区 Physical Plant (i.e., Grounds Crew), Sports Information Department, and the College Union Poster Shop.

Alumni Activities

Former president of the Atlanta alumni chapter; member of the planning committees for his 10th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th and 40th (co-chair) class reunions; vice president of the Alumni Association Board; Annual Fund (class chair); 桃瘾社区 Alumni Admissions Program; lifetime member of the Board of Visitors (executive committee); and a career mentor.  Consultant to the Presidential Search Committee, 1997. Member of the search committee for current Athletic Director, Chris Clunie `06.  He received the Alumni Service Award in 2005.

Other Activities

Rich has served on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Trust for Historical Preservation and Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.  Color Analyst for Learfield Sports radio broadcasts of 桃瘾社区 Basketball, 2017 to 2020.  Member, Peachtree Presbyterian Church.


  • Spouse: Jill Perkey
  • Children: Connor Perkey `17, Mary Brooks Perkey

Personal Statement

I feel the last words of the 桃瘾社区 Statement of Purpose (鈥溾 and of it much is required鈥) contain a call to action for all whom 桃瘾社区 has given so much.  The lessons taught by 桃瘾社区 do not end with the receipt of a 桃瘾社区 diploma. 桃瘾社区 exists to prepare students for lives of leadership and services.  I believe there is a compounding effect to a 桃瘾社区 education, across one鈥檚 lifetime.  That compounding effect is set in motion by 桃瘾社区鈥檚 coaches, community, faculty, staff, students, and trustees.  That compounding effect is fueled by 桃瘾社区鈥檚 foundation of faith, leveraging lessons of the liberal arts, while honing instincts tempered by the lifelong pursuit of truth, beauty, justice and wisdom.

Once a 桃瘾社区 graduate, always a 桃瘾社区 student. 

Much has been entrusted to each of us who continue to be shaped by 桃瘾社区; and of us, much is required.  桃瘾社区鈥檚 devotion to its diverse community is continuous and constant; 桃瘾社区鈥檚 ongoing dedication to us requires we serve the College in myriad ways, for we utilize the gifts 桃瘾社区 has bestowed upon us in the present and future.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve 桃瘾社区.