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MCG’s Presidential Search and Advisory Committee Named

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Atlanta — July 13, 2000

The appointment of the Presidential Search and Advisory Committee charged with assisting in the selection of a new president for the Medical College of Georgia was announced today by University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen R. Portch.

The members of the committee were selected from a list of nominees submitted for consideration by the leadership of the respective groups, as called for in the Regents policy on presidential searches.

The Presidential Search and Advisory Committee will be chaired by Dr. Brad J. Potter, D.D.S., associate professor in MCG’s School of Dentistry, who also holds a joint appointment in the School of Graduate Studies. The other faculty members selected to serve are: John D. Catravas, Ph.D., Regents Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology and the director of MCG’s Vascular Biology Center; Ralph J. Caruana , M.D., a professor in MCG’s School of Medicine; Martha J. Bradshaw, Ph.D., an associate professor in MCG’s School of Nursing; Lori H. Prince, M.S.A., an instructor in the Department of Health Information Management; and Michael K. Shrout, D.M.D., a professor in MCG’s School of Dentistry, who also holds a joint appointment in the School of Graduate Studies.

Staff members will be represented in the search process by Ms. Terri E. Pryor, administrative specialist IV in MCG’s Human Resources Division. Mr. Christopher R. Kuzniak, president of the Student Government Association , will represent the student body. The Medical College of Georgia Foundation will be represented by its president, William E. Mayher, III, M.D. The medical college’s various alumni associations will be represented by David M. Cohen, M.D., president of the Alumni Society of MCG’s School of Medicine. The state-at-large members of the search committee will be Murray Freedman, M.D., an Augusta-based, private-practice obstetrician/gynecologist and alumnus of the medical college; Julian Osbon, an Augusta businessman and president of Augusta Tomorrow, and Dr. Louis Sullivan, president of Morehouse School of Medicine and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The chancellor will formally charge the members of the search committee in a meeting on the campus on Tuesday, July 25. One of the group’s first tasks will be to assist in the selection of a search firm charged with identifying qualified candidates for the presidency.

“The campus-based search committee plays a critical role in the search process,” Portch stated, “We are pleased with the caliber of the representatives that were nominated to serve, and are confident we will have a proactive and positive search with a successful outcome.”

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