The Arts Coalition was organized by Michael Harpe, president of Bank of America, who served as the Coalition's first president. The current president of the Arts Coalition is Robert A. Goddard. The group is composed of individuals who hold leadership positions in the local civic, business, and professional communities. It meets quarterly to receive an update on the activities of the College of the Arts, which are considered to be among the most outstanding in the state. This information is, therefore, of great value to the Coalition members as they market Valdosta and Lowndes County.