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Macon President Leaving For International Post

Atlanta — April 25, 1997

Dr. S. Aaron Hyatt has resigned as president of Macon College effective August 1, 1997. He will join Rotary International as its chief executive officer.

Hyatt has served as president of the Macon Institution since 1985 when it was known as Macon Junior College. Last year the two-year college was assigned an expanded mission by the Board of Regents and is preparing to introduce the bachelor of science degree in three majors this fall. As part of the transition, it will become Macon State College.

University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen R. Portch expressed his appreciation to Hyatt for twelve years of service to the system and his congratulations on the appointment. “I am grateful to President Hyatt for his leadership of Macon College during an unprecedented period of growth,” Portch stated. “I’m delighted that he has received such a perfect opportunity for the next phase of his career.”

As General Secretary of Rotary International, Hyatt will be chief administrator of the world’s largest civic organization and its associated foundation. Rotary has 1.2 million members in 28,000 clubs located in 155 countries. In addition to the headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, Hyatt will be responsible for service centers in Switzerland, India, Japan , Australia, the Philippines, Brazil, Argentina and Korea.

Rotary is best known for its international scholarship program and its $400 million campaign to eradicate polio among children around the globe.

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