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Regents To Meet Thursday To Name New Chancellor

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Press Conference to Follow at Regents’ Offices

Atlanta — October 24, 2001

WHO: Hilton H. Howell, Jr., chair, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Joe Frank Harris, vice chair, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Chancellor-designate of the University System of Georgia

WHAT: A Special Called Meeting of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and a subsequent press conference to announce the naming of the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia and to introduce the chancellor-designate to the media, Board of Regents’ personnel and University System of Georgia staff.

An Executive Session meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. At 11:15 a.m., the regents will convene in Open Session to announce the outcome of their Executive Session. The Open Session will be followed immediately by a press conference.

WHEN: Open Session and Press Conference,
11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Thursday, October 25, 2001

WHERE: Board of Regents’ Offices
Trinity-Washington Building (corner of Trinity & Washington Streets, Downtown Atlanta)
270 Washington Street, 7th Floor Boardroom
Phone: (404) 656-2250 or (404) 656-2318

WHY: Since May of this year, the Board of Regents has conducted a national search to fill the position being vacated by University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen R. Portch, who announced that he would step down from the post once his successor was named.

In accordance with the Open Meetings Acts, Board of Regents Chair Hilton H. Howell Jr. will announce the appointment of the new chancellor and formally introduce him. The chancellor-designate will make brief remarks to those assembled.

One-on-one media interviews with the finalist should be scheduled for a later time or date.

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