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Maradian Named Middle Georgia College President

Atlanta — January 13, 1999

Dr. Steve Maradian, executive director of the Regional Maritime Technology Center at the University of New Orleans, has been named president of Middle Georgia College, in Cochran, Ga., by the Board of Regents and University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen Portch.

The new president will join the college in March.

“Dr. Maradian will be a valuable asset to Middle Georgia College and the region,” Portch stated. “In addition to having good ideas, he has a remarkable record of securing significant resources to support innovations.”

Since February 1996, Maradian has served as executive director of the Regional Maritime Technology Center and the Simulation Based Design Center, and as a graduate faculty member of the College of Engineering at the University of New Orleans, in Louisiana.

From 1990 to 1996, Maradian held appointments in Texas, first as president at Lamar University at Orange, a two-year institution, and then as chief executive officer of the Lamar Information Technologies Research Consortium. From 1986-1990, he served as president of Belmont Technical College, in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He also gained additional experience as the chief instructional officer at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla.

Maradian received his Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, in 1982, and his M.B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit College, in Wheeling, W.Va., in 1988. Maradian earned a M.Ed. in rehabilitation counseling, in 1975, and his B.S. in history, in 1974, from Northeastern University, in Boston, Mass. He has additional certificates from Stanford University, Boston University and Ohio State University.

Maradian is active in a wide variety of professional and civic organizations. He has been a member of the Southern Association, Middle States, and North Central Associations of Colleges and Schools Visiting Accreditation Teams since 1980. He also has served as chair of the visiting team for Middle States. Maradian also is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and serves on the Advisory Board at E.I. DuPont Chemical Company, in Orange, Texas. From 1995-1997, he also served as chair of the Rotary International Scholarship Committee. Maradian also has been broadly published and has given several presentations on the topics of economic and workforce development.

Middle Georgia College Acting President Michael Vollmer will return to his position as interim vice president for fiscal affairs at Clayton College & State University upon Maradian’s appointment.

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