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Dorman named president of Georgia College & State University

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June 22, 2012

ATLANTA – (June 22) – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) today named Dr. Steve Michael Dorman, dean and professor in the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida in Gainesville, as the next president of Georgia College & State University (GCSU) in Milledgeville. Dorman will assume the presidency of GCSU on September 1, 2012.

“The campus search committee is to be commended for their excellent and diligent work in identifying quality candidates to be considered by the Board of Regents,” said USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby. “The Board and I are excited about the leadership skills Dr. Dorman brings to the University System’s liberal arts university.”

Regent Doreen Stiles Poitevint, chair of the Special Regents’ Committee for the presidential search at GCSU, echoed the Chancellor’s comments adding that GCSU “can now begin to write a new chapter under Dr. Dorman’s leadership.”

Prior to his position at the University of Florida, Dr. Dorman served as professor and head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Before becoming head of the department, he served as professor and division chair.

In 1996, Dr. Dorman served as graduate coordinator working with master and doctoral students in Health Science Education and Health Behavior. He also served as the director of the Master of Public Health degree program, an interdisciplinary degree program initially sponsored by the College of Medicine, College of Health Professions and College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida.

Dr. Dorman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee.  He earned a Master of Public Health Degree in Community Health Education going on to complete his doctoral studies and earning his Ph.D. in Health Education, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

The search process included the services of the firm Heidrick & Struggles in Atlanta.

“As pleased as I am that we have a new president, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the fine leadership of Dr. Stas Preczewski who served as interim president this past year,” said Huckaby, “I am also grateful we have leaders like Dr. Paul Jones who has agreed to serve as interim president during this transition period.”

Preczewski, who will be returning to Georgia Gwinnett College, served as interim president of GCSU for the past year. Jones, who is currently vice president for Administration and Operations at GCSU, will serve as interim president effective July 1 through August 31, 2012.

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ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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