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College of Coastal Georgia Presidential Search Committee Named

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Atlanta — November 8, 2012

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby, in consultation with Board of Regents Chairman Ben Tarbutton III, has announced the formation of the two committees required by regents’ policy to conduct a national search to replace College of Coastal Georgia President Valerie Hepburn, who will step down in May 2013.

The Special Regents’ Search Committee will be chaired by Regent Richard Tucker and include Regents C. Dean Alford, Rusty Griffin and Robert Hatcher. Tarbutton will serve as an ex-officio member of this committee.

The search and screening of candidates is the responsibility of a 12-member Presidential Search and Screen Committee, whose members also are appointed by Tarbutton. Members of the Presidential Search and Screen Committee are as follows:

• Dr. Andrea Wallace, professor of chemistry and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and chair of the campus search committee

• Linnell Bailey, assistant coordinator of Academic Services; former staff assembly chair

• Dr Phillis George, assistant professor of social science; director of service learning

• Dr. Claire Hughes, associate professor of education; faculty senate chair

• Dr. William S. Mounts, dean and professor of economics

• Beverly Rowe, associate professor of nursing

• Dr. Victor Vega-Vazquez, associate professor of mathematics

• Maggie Bee, Student Government Association president

• Dr. Glenn Thomas Carson, president, CCG Alumni Association

• Mike Hodges, chair-elect, CCG Foundation board of trustees; market president, Ameris Bank

• James A. Bishop, the Bishop Law Firm

• Diana Murphy, managing director, Rocksolid Holdings, LLC

The campus-based committee will be charged with its responsibilities in a meeting scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Mon., Nov. 26 at the College. The executive search firm of Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Miramar Beach, Fla., has been engaged to assist the search committee.

At the conclusion of its work, the campus committee will forward the credentials of three to five unranked candidates to the Regents’ Search Committee. The Regents’ Search Committee is responsible for recommending finalists to Huckaby, who will make a recommendation to the full Board of Regents.

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