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Dr. Margaret A. Amstutz Named Interim President of College of Coastal Georgia

Atlanta — January 23, 2017

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University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has named Dr. Margaret A. Amstutz interim president of the College of Coastal Georgia (CCGA) in Brunswick, Ga.

Amstutz currently serves as the associate provost for academic programs at the University of Georgia (UGA). She will assume her position at the College of Coastal Georgia on July 1, replacing President Greg Aloia who recently announced his plans for retirement effective June 30.

“Meg brings a great depth of experience in both academics and administration in public higher education that will serve the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Coastal Georgia extremely well,” said Wrigley. “We appreciate Meg’s commitment to the University System of Georgia, and we thank the Brunswick community for its generous support of the College of Coastal Georgia.”

Prior to Amstutz’s current role at the University of Georgia, she served in the Office of the President at UGA for sixteen years—ten years as assistant to the president, working as a liaison to faculty and academic affairs, followed by six years as chief of staff. As chief of staff, she oversaw the Office of the President as well as the Office of Legal Affairs, the Office of Internal Auditing, and the Equal Opportunity Office. She holds an academic appointment at UGA as adjunct assistant professor of English and presently serves as president of the University of Georgia’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

“I am honored to have been asked to serve in this role, and I look forward to working with the college’s faculty, staff, and supporters to strengthen its offerings to students,” said Amstutz. “The momentum of this institution is really a testament to the vision and efforts of many people on campus and in the community.” 

Amstutz earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and received her master’s and doctoral degrees in English and American literature from Washington University in St. Louis. While undertaking graduate studies in St. Louis, she also worked with the Missouri Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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