Eugene M. Bishop


Eugene M. Bishop


Term of Award

Spring 2000

Degree Name

Doctor of Letters

Institution Issuing the Honorary Degree

Georgia Southern University

Brief Biography of Degree Recipient

Eugene M. Bishop (1935-2011) was a native of Atlanta, Georgia. After serving in the U.S. Army, he spent much of his career in health-related fields. Bishop owned and was president of Health Service Centers, Inc., a provider of long-term health care facilities, acute care hospitals and pharmacies. He also served in both national and state health care trade associations including the Georgia Health Care Association and the American Health Care Association.

Bishop was actively involved with the business program at Georgia Southern University as well as the athletics program. For seventeen years, he was a member of the Business Advisory Council for the School of Business and was elected to the Board of Trustees. He also served on the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation and is the single largest contributor to the institution’s athletics department as well as an inductee into the GSU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was also responsible for the funding of the Bishop Fieldhouse at Paulson Stadium.

In the Spring of 2000, Georgia Southern University awarded Eugene M. Bishop an Honorary Doctorate of Letters to honor his service, support, and contributions.


Georgia Southern University, Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters


More information about Eugene M. Bishop is available at the Georgia Southern University Athletics Hall of Fame and his obituary.

Photo courtesy of Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame.

Eugene M. Bishop