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Dr. Sandra S. Stone Named Vice Chancellor

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Stone to Head Academic Planning and Programs for University System of Georgia

Atlanta — January 4, 2007

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Dr. Sandra S. Stone, formerly acting vice president for academic affairs at the University of West Georgia (UWG) in Carrollton, has been appointed vice chancellor for academic planning and programs for the University System of Georgia, effective Jan. 2, according to Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, interim executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer.

Stone’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the departure in December of Dr. Frank Butler, who had served as vice chancellor for academic planning and programs since July 2001.

“Dr. Stone has proven her leadership abilities in the arena of academic affairs and will be an excellent addition to our University System Office team,” said Sethna. “We are very pleased to have her on board.”

Stone – who had taught criminal justice in UWG’s Department of Sociology/Criminology since 1996 – was responsible for a $40 million budget in providing leadership for the university’s academic colleges, honors program, graduate school, special projects, distance education, off-site programs, etc., during 2006. She also served on the President’s Advisory Council (2006) and chaired the university’s Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects from 2003 to 2006.

From 2002 to 2006, Stone served as UWG’s associate vice president for academic affairs. During this time, she coordinated academic assessment activities and the Freshman Seminar Program, served as chair of the Institutional Review Board, co-leader of UWG’s Foundations of Excellence Program and co-chair of the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee, and monitored and approved all curricular changes.

Before her arrival at UWG in 1996 as an assistant professor of sociology, Stone served as director of planning and research for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice from 1992 to 1996.

Other positions Stone has held include senior research associate for Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health (1991-92), executive director of Research Atlanta (1990-91), drug policy advisor to Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young (1989-90), field technical assistance coordinator for the Police Executive Research Forum and the City of Atlanta Police Department (1988-90) and senior research associate in the Centers for Disease Control’s Division of Injury Epidemiology & Control, Intentional Injuries Section (1985-88). From 1976 to 1984, she worked as a social worker employed by various agencies.

Stone earned her undergraduate degree, a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology (1976) and a master of arts in psychology (1978) at the University of West Georgia. She obtained her doctoral degree in sociology from Emory in 1993. She completed a series of training programs at the National Gang Crime Research Center, culminating in 2000 with training as a gang expert, and has conducted several presentations on gang violence for the Carrollton Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy.

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