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Media Advisory: Regents to Meet May 6 to Name New Chancellor

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Atlanta — May 4, 2011

WHO: Regent Willis J. Potts,?chair, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Regent Kessel Stelling, chair, Chancellor’s Search Committee? Newly Named Chancellor-Designate of the University System of Georgia

WHAT: A special called telephonic meeting of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2011. The meeting will be conducted in Executive Session to discuss the appointment of the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia as well as the appointment of a new president for Macon State College. A press conference will follow.

WHEN: Press Conference, immediately following the 10 a.m. called meeting, Friday, May 6, 2011. After the Executive Session, the regents will reconvene in Open Session, during which they will take action on the appointment of the new chancellor. A press conference will follow to formally introduce the new chancellor-designate to the media.

WHERE: Board of Regents’ Offices, Trinity-Washington Building?(Corner of Trinity & Washington Streets, Downtown Atlanta)?270 Washington Street SW, 7th Floor

WHY: Since Nov. 2010, the Board of Regents has conducted a national search to fill the position of chancellor, currently held by Erroll B. Davis Jr., who announced last October his planned retirement on June 30, 2011.

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Board of Regents Chair Willis Potts will announce the appointment of the chancellor-designate of the University System of Georgia in the Open Session of the board meeting. During the press conference, the new chancellor-designate will be formally introduced. The search committee chair, Kessell Stelling, will join BOR Chairman Potts and the chancellor-designate at the press conference. After comments from the two chairs, the chancellor-designate will make remarks, and the floor will be opened for questions.

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