Dr. Larry Weill Resigns as President of Gordon College
Will Return to Kentucky to Address Family Matters
Atlanta — August 8, 2005
University System of Georgia Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith has accepted the resignation of Dr. Larry Weill, president of Gordon College, in Barnesville, Ga.,
The resignation will be effective September 16.
Weill has served as president of Gordon College since April 1, 2002. He has re-accepted the dean of academic affairs position at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) in Hopkinsville, Ky., the institution from which he joined Gordon when he was named president.
“We have been fortunate to have President Weill’s talent in Georgia, and particularly at Gordon College, for the past three and a half years,” Chancellor Meredith stated. “During his brief tenure, he has helped Gordon make enormous strides. I wish him well as he returns to Kentucky.”
During his tenure at Gordon, Weill is credited with building new residence halls, expanding the curriculum, reconnecting the community with the campus, and completing a major renovation of the campus.
“I have truly enjoyed being a part of Gordon College and the University System of Georgia,” Weill stated, “but I need to move closer to my family to address some pressing priorities. As we all know, family matters often must take precedence. I will miss Georgia and the people with whom I’ve worked.”
Weill served as dean of academic affairs at HCC from July 2000 until he departed for Gordon in spring 2002. He also had served as a member of the HCC humanities faculty since 1993.
Chancellor Meredith said he would immediately launch the search for a new president for Gordon College. Meanwhile, today he announced that Dr. Robert Vaughan, Jr., vice president for academic affairs at Gordon, has been named to serve as interim president, effective September 17.
“Dr. Vaughan has my full confidence in his ability to lead Gordon successfully through this transition period, ensuring that the administration of the college continues to run smoothly until a permanent new president takes office,” Meredith stated.