Board of Regents Policy Manual

Official Policies of the University System of Georgia

2.2 Selection of Presidents for USG Institutions

When a vacancy occurs in a presidency at a University System of Georgia institution, the Chancellor shall consult with the Chair of the Board of Regents to determine whether to conduct a national search. If a search is conducted, the Chancellor, in consultation with the Chair of the Board of Regents, may appoint an institutional search committee.

The institutional search committee shall be composed of representatives of the faculty, alumni, Foundation, students, and the community with faculty composing the largest number of institutional members. For institutional search committees at comprehensive universities, state universities, and state colleges, the Chancellor shall name a faculty member to serve as the chair of the institutional search committee.

Additionally, for searches at research universities, the Chair of the Board of Regents shall serve on the institutional search committee and name six other Regents to the institutional search committee, one of whom shall be the Regent residing closest to the institution. The Chair of the Board of Regents shall name a Regent, from those appointed, to serve as chair of the institutional search committee for research universities.

For comprehensive universities, state universities, and state colleges, the institutional search committee shall submit three to five unranked names to a Regents’ Special Committee for consideration. The Chair of the Board of Regents shall appoint members to the Regents’ Special Committee, one of whom shall be the Regent residing closest to the institution. In the case of presidential searches at research universities, the institutional search committee shall submit three to five unranked names to the Board of Regents for consideration. Authority to name one or more finalists for President rests exclusively with the Board of Regents.

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