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Ron Koger Named Southern Polytechnic Interim President

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Atlanta — May 22, 2014

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University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has named Dr. Ron Koger as interim president of Southern Polytechnic State University.

Koger, who is currently SPSU’s vice president for student and enrollment services, will take over the responsibilities from current President Lisa Rossbacher, who will step down this summer to assume the presidency of Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.

Koger will become interim president on July 1, 2014 and will continue in this role until the consolidation of SPSU and Kennesaw State University is completed in January 2015.

“Ron has a long history with Southern Poly and is the right person at this important point in the institution’s history to help provide leadership and guidance to faculty, staff and students,” said Huckaby. “We are glad he has accepted this important leadership role.”

Koger has been in his current position at SPSU since 2000. Prior to this, from 1997-2000 he served as vice president of enrollment management at the University.

During his years at SPSU, Koger also has taught as an adjunct faculty member, and was interim chief information officer and interim executive director of Advancement.

He came to Southern Poly from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he was assistant vice president for Enrollment Services and also taught.

Koger has served in both teaching and administrative positions at universities in Indiana, Illinois, and Kansas, and also has worked in the health care industry and as a secondary school teacher.

He received a bachelor of science in education degree from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg KS, and both his master’s and doctoral degrees in education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

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