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Chancellor’s statement on the passing of Georgia Senator Jack Hill

Atlanta — April 7, 2020

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Georgia Senator Jack Hill

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Senator Jack Hill, whom I first met in 1991. He quickly became a friend and supporter of Governor Zell Miller. He was instrumental in many critical education initiatives then and since. He worked especially hard to make education accessible to all Georgians. He made the Georgia Public Library Service a priority. He treasured his alma mater, Georgia Southern University, and was a passionate contributor to its many successes. Without his help, Georgia Gwinnett College would never have become the nation’s first four-year public college founded in the 21st century. If I needed to talk to him, he was always available and always listened. Senator Hill simply tried to find a way to help everyone, and during his many years of service he made a huge difference in the lives of countless students, in the reputation of the University System, and in the improvement of the state of Georgia. We have lost a fine, fine fellow, and I shall miss him greatly.”

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