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Robert G. Boehmer Named Interim President of East Georgia College

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Atlanta — November 11, 2011

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University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced today that he has appointed Robert G. Boehmer, currently associate provost for academic planning at the University of Georgia (UGA), to serve as the interim president at East Georgia College.

Boehmer’s appointment, effective January 1, 2012, follows East Georgia College President John Black’s recent announcement that he is retiring effective December 31, 2011. Dr. Black has served the University System of Georgia in this role since 2004.

Boehmer has been associate provost for academic planning at UGA since 2010. He also serves as UGA’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College (SACSCOC) and as a trustee and member of the executive committee of SACSCOC. Boehmer joined the faculty of UGA’s Terry College of Business in 1989 and was promoted to full professor of legal studies in 2004. He was appointed as UGA’s associate provost for institutional effectiveness in 2001. His role was expanded to include oversight of UGA’s extended campuses in 2007.

“We are extremely fortunate to be able to call on Mr. Boehmer’s experience and leadership skills,” Huckaby said. “I am confident that East Georgia College will be in very good hands.”

Boehmer holds a doctor of jurisprudence (J.D.) from the University of Oregon School of Law, earned in 1977. He earned a Bachelors of Business Administration (Finance) degree from the University of Oregon School of Business Administration in 1974. Before becoming a faculty member at UGA, he practiced law in Oregon for more than ten years and was a partner in an Oregon law firm.

Boehmer has served as chair of the Regents Advisory Committee on Effectiveness and Accreditation, which advises the regents on institutional effectiveness and regional accreditation, including quality enhancement, student learning outcomes, comprehensive program review, assessment practices, continuous improvement, accreditation compliance, and public accountability.

Boehmer has received numerous awards for teaching excellence including the Richard Russell Teaching Award from UGA, the Teacher of the Year and the MBA Teacher of the Year awards from the Terry College of Business, the Hatten-Howard award from the university’s Honors Program and selection as a Lilly Teaching Fellow.

Plans regarding the search for a permanent presidential appointee at East Georgia College will be announced at a future date.

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