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Macon State College Presidential Search Committee Named

Atlanta — December 13, 2010

Regent Mansfield Jennings, who will chair the Special Regents’ Search Committee, Regent Bob Hatcher, vice-chair, and Robert Watts, University System of Georgia (USG) chief operating officer, gave the newly appointed Macon State College (MSC) Campus Presidential Search and Screen Committee its charge today as they begin the national search for the next president.

The eleven-member Presidential Search and Screen Committee will develop a position description, place announcements in appropriate national media and conduct on-campus interviews.

Members of the Presidential Search and Screen Committee are as follows:

  • Dr. Barry Monk (search committee chair), chair, Department of Math and Computer Science;

  • Dr. Ann Levett, executive director of the Educational Technology Center at MSC;

  • Dr. Debra Matthews, chair, Department of English;

  • Dr. Varkey Titus, dean of Business;

  • Nancy Stroud, vice president for Fiscal Affairs;

  • Dee Minter, associate vice president for Enrollment Management

  • Pella Murphy, director, Warner Robins Campus;

  • Dwight Jones, chair, Macon State College Foundation;

  • David Lanier, MSC Foundation board member;

  • Judge Ed Lukemire, alumni representative; and

  • Greg Padgett, president, Student Government Association.

The campus-based committee will forward the credentials of up to five unranked candidates to the Special Regents’ Search Committee for the second phase. Joining Jennings and Hatcher on the Regents’ Committee will be Regents Ken Bernard, Larry Walker and Willis Potts, who, as current Board of Regents chair, serves on the committee as an ex-officio member. Chancellor Erroll Davis Jr. also will serve as an ex-officio member of the Regents Committee. This committee is responsible for recommending finalists to Davis, who will make a recommendation to the full Board of Regents.

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