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USG statement regarding Valdosta State University Interim President Cecil Staton

Atlanta — April 27, 2016

Today, Valdosta State University Interim President Cecil Staton announced his plans to step down as interim president and accept the position of chancellor of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Staton will continue to serve in his role at Valdosta State until June 30.

Staton first joined the University System of Georgia (USG) in 2014 as vice chancellor for Extended Education and became interim president of Valdosta State July 1, 2015.

“Cecil’s contributions to Valdosta State and the University System of Georgia will benefit our students for years to come,” said Chancellor Hank Huckaby. “Cecil stepped in at a critical time and has led an important role for us. I thank Cecil for his service to our university system and wish him and his family all the best.”

Huckaby will name a new interim president of Valdosta State and a presidential search committee soon.

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