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Special Regents Committee for Presidential Search at the Medical College of Georgia Named

Atlanta — July 5, 2000

One of the two committees involved in assisting the Board of Regents in selecting a new president for the Medical College of Georgia was announced today by Board of Regents Chairman Glenn S. White.

White, in consultation with University System Chancellor Stephen R. Portch, named five board of regents members to serve on the Special Regents Committee, as called for by the board’s policy on presidential searches.

The regents committee will be chaired by Regent Thomas F. Allgood Sr.; Regent Joe Frank Harris will serve as vice chair. Additional members will include Regents Juanita Powell Baranco, Elridge W. McMillan and Charles H. Jones. Regent White and Chancellor Portch serve as ex-officio members on all regent presidential search committees.

The Special Regents Committee interviews the five, unranked finalists presented by the local Presidential Search and Advisory Committee. The Special Regents Committee then provides its evaluation and advice to the chancellor, who makes the final recommendation to the full Board of Regents.

The MCG presidential search is expected to be conducted over approximately the next six months. A search firm will be selected to assist in the process.

“The Board of Regents will be aggressive in seeking candidates who can advance both the teaching and research missions of the Medical College of Georgia,” said Regent White. “This is a critical point in MCG’s history and strong leadership will be essential.”

Portch is expected to name the members of the campus-based Presidential Search and Advisory Committee in the coming week.

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