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South Georgia Presidential Search Committees Named

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Atlanta — November 14, 2005

University System of Georgia Interim Chancellor Corlis P. Cummings announced today the appointment of the two committees that will be charged with assisting in the selection of a new president for South Georgia College.

“This search will identify a new leader who will continue to build on the strong ties South Georgia College has to its community,” Interim Chancellor Cummings said. “We are looking forward to a very productive process.”

The search process will commence with the campus-based Presidential Search and Advisory Committee, which will screen applicants and conduct on-campus interviews. This committee then will forward the credentials of five unranked candidates to the Special Regents’ Committee.

The Special Regents Committee will be chaired by Regent Mansfield Jennings of Hawkinsville. Regent Doreen Poitevint of Bainbridge and Regent Julie Hunt of Tifton will serve as committee members. The Special Regents’ Committee will identify finalists to recommend to the full Board of Regents.

The members of the campus-based Presidential Search and Advisory Committee include:

  • Dr. Lori Seward, associate professor of Humanities, who will serve as chair;
  • Dr. Yuna Chen, associate professor of Business and Social Sciences, who will serve as a faculty representative;
  • Dr. Charles Johnson, professor and chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics who will serve as a faculty representative;
  • Ms. Melissa Peacock, associate professor of Nursing, who will serve as a faculty representative;
  • Ms. Arlene Cook, Student Support counselor, who will serve as the staff representative;
  • Mr. Tommy Oglesby, vice president of the South Georgia College Student Government Association, who will serve as the student body representative;
  • Mr. Clayton Mathis, president of the South Georgia College Foundation, who will serve as the foundation representative; and
  • Ms. Gloria Wilcox, who will serve as the alumni representative.

Chancellor Cummings will travel to the South Georgia College campus on Nov. 30 to meet with and charge the Search and Advisory Committee. The Board of Regents expects to name the new president of the institution by April 2006.

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