Randy McDow serves as the executive director of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. He previously served as the director of the Stamps Leadership Scholars program and the President’s Scholarship (PS) Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  During his sixteen years on staff, he led the PS Program to remarkable growth in the number of applications, amount of funding, and prestige.  In October of 2011, his former students endowed a President’s Scholarship in his name at his alma mater.  The first Randolph Whitifield McDow President’s Scholar enrolled in the fall of 2012.


A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Randy graduated from Georgia Tech in 1995 as a President’s Scholar with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering. He later completed his master of science degree in public policy, also at Georgia Tech. After tours of duty as a Navy brat in Lexington Park, Maryland, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, he attended the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from Orange Park High School near Jacksonville, Florida. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Lauren, and their sons, Eston and Liam.  His hobbies include photography, running, and backcountry camping.