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Bainbridge College Presidential Search Committee Named

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Atlanta — January 28, 2005

University System of Georgia Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith announced today the appointment of the Presidential Search and Advisory Committee that will be charged with assisting in the selection of a new president for Bainbridge College.

The search is being conducted to replace Dr. Clifford M. Brock, who recently announced he has accepted the presidency of Barstow Community College in Barstow, Ca. Brock vacates the position today.

Dr. Sherman Day has been named interim president of the college, effective Monday, Jan. 31.

“Bainbridge College is a growing institution with an important mission,” said Meredith. “It serves a vital role in the South Georgia community, and we are committed to identifying a strong leader to continue its strong record of success and contributions in the region.”

Chancellor Meredith will charge the seven-member Presidential Search and Advisory Committee formally on Monday, Jan. 31, at 9:30 a.m., in a meeting to be held at Bainbridge College. The committee will be responsible for identifying the candidate pool from which the new president will be selected.

The members of the Presidential Search and Advisory Committee were selected from a list of nominees submitted for consideration by the leadership of their respective groups, as called for in the Board of Regents’ policy on presidential searches. Dr. David Byrd, assistant professor of math, interim chair of the Developmental Studies Division and director of institutional research, will serve as chair of the Presidential Search and Advisory Committee. Additional faculty members selected to serve include: Dr. Robert Stinson, assistant professor of biology and chair of the Arts and Sciences Division and Ms. Shirley Beck, assistant professor of business and office management in the Technical Studies division.

Mr. Horace Taylor, director of financial aid, will represent the institution’s staff. Ms. Sylvia Henderson, vice president of the Student Government Association, will represent the student body. Ms. Lesley Simmons will represent the college’s foundation. Mr. Jody Grollman will represent the Bainbridge College Alumni Association.

The campus-level committee will screen applicants and forward at least five unranked candidates to the chancellor. The chancellor and a Regents Special Committee will interview identified candidates and make a recommendation to the full Board of Regents for consideration and final approval.

Chancellor Meredith expects to conclude the search no later than July 1, 2005.

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