Georgia Politician and Education Professional Rufus Montgomery
About Rufus Montgomery
A veteran of the United States Army, Rufus Montgomery served as a combat engineer and earned a number of honors in recognition of his service, including the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. After an honorable discharge, Rufus Montgomery matriculated at Florida A&M University (FAMU), where he earned a bachelor of science in psychology and a master of applied social science. In pursuit of his passion for public service, he became a legislative assistant at the United States House of Representatives following graduation. Later, he became executive director of the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education.
Understanding the importance of higher education, Rufus Montgomery currently sits on the FAMU Board of Trustees with previous higher service as interim associate vice president for external affairs at Fort Valley State University. Today, he maintains passion for education and politics. Active in Georgia, Mr. Montgomery was a member of the Electoral College during the 2008 presidential election. In 2011, Georgia Trend Magazine included him in its 40 Under 40 annual selection of high achievers from business, government, education, the arts and nonprofits.