Donna Rutter joins Skidaway Institute’s business office

Donna Rutter is UGA Skidaway Institute’s new procurement specialist.


Donna is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in the Kennesaw, Ga. area for the past 33 years.

“I recently decided I needed a change for various reasons and when I saw the posting for this position, I thought Savannah was absolutely a great choice,” she said. Donna is a member of the first graduating class of Lassiter High School which has always been one of the highest rated schools in Georgia. She is a certified purchasing technician who comes to Skidaway from a four year stint at Chattahoochee Technical College.

Donna has two children.  “My 20-year-old son, T.J., was awarded a full scholarship at Princeton last year but has not gone yet,” she said. “My 13-year-old daughter, Dakota Rose, is exceptionally gifted as well, loves to sing and dance on stage and is on her way to high school next year.  Both are very artistic and are my pride and joy!”

Donna says she is a diehard NASCAR fan and a recreational artist in just about every medium, such as drawing, painting and sculpture.  She also loves to garden. “Bingo is a rockin’ good time to me!” she exclaimed. “I overdose on educational TV along with a heavy portion of guilty pleasure viewing.”

“I used to do my own tune-ups in the 80s, before computer chips. I’ve almost always driven a Camaro Z28, having owned three in the past,” she said. “I will almost always stop for a car show, if possible.”

She owns a previous Futurity Champion Arabian horse which is located in Dallas, Ga.



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