External Affairs Division

Recommendations Received for Columbus State University Presidency

Atlanta — April 7, 2015

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Dr. Randy Hanna
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Dr. Chris Markwood
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Dr. Carl Stockton

Board of Regents Chair Neil L. Pruitt Jr. and University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced the names of the three finalists for the Columbus State University presidency.

The recommended finalists are:

Dr. Randy Hanna, former chancellor, Florida College System. Hanna has a law degree from Florida State University and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. He was chancellor of the Florida College System and Division of Florida Colleges from 2011 to 2015. He has been a college professor, college board member, trustee for various educational and state organizations; and an attorney for a Tallahassee law firm, the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and U.S. Senator Bob Graham.

Dr. Chris Markwood, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas. Markwood has a doctorate in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has served at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi since 2011. Previously, he served as interim chancellor and vice president for academic affairs, and dean of faculties at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He’s also served and taught at the University of Central Oklahoma and Lamar University in Texas.

Dr. Carl Stockton, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas. Stockton has a doctorate in health education from the University of Tennessee. He has been in his current role at the University of Houston-Clear Lake since 2007. He previously served as a dean at the University of Texas at Brownsville. He has also served and taught at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Radford University in Virginia.

The Board of Regents is expected to name the next president of Columbus State University at a future meeting.

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