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Sherman Day’s Service as Interim President Extended at North Georgia College & State University

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Atlanta — July 9, 1997

University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen R. Portch announced today (July 9) that Dr. Sherman R. Day’s appointment as interim president of North Georgia College & State University will be extended for an additional year.

Day initially accepted the interim presidency at North Georgia through the end of the 1997-98 academic year. He now has agreed to serve through the end of the 1998-1999 academic year.

In extending Day’s appointment as interim president, Chancellor Portch said: “Sherman Day has proven to be an extremely successful and popular president among the students, faculty, staff and various public constituents of North Georgia College & State University. Since his retirement plans have changed, we wanted to take full advantage of his availability to serve this institution, allowing it to enjoy continued success under his leadership.”

Before joining North Georgia College and State University, Day was on loan from Georgia State University to the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, managing the day-to-day implementation of Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. From 1977 to 1991, Day served in a number of senior administrative and faculty positions at Georgia State University, most notably as acting president.

Day also served in Washington, D.C., from 1974-1977, as director of the National Institutes of Correction and assistant director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons for the Department of Justice.

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