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President Dorman arrives on campus

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September 04, 2012

Georgia College and the local community welcomed Dr. Steve Dorman to campus today.

The university’s 11th president received greetings from Mayor Richard Bentley at the Mayor’s Office, toured campus and also had his photo taken for his Bobcat ID card.

Dorman assumed the presidency of Georgia College Sept. 1.

Last week, Dorman met with campus and community members of Georgia College’s Presidential Transition Committee.

From September 2012 to March 2013, the committee will ensure a smooth and effective transition for Dorman and help him build mutual trust with internal and external communities.

Fast Facts about Dorman:

  • He previously served as dean and professor in the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida in Gainesville;
  • He is a professional, award-winning educator, a lifelong learner and a leader among educators of innovative thinking and teaching;
  • He is an expert in public health and health education;
  • He has published many journal articles, abstracts and reviews about topics ranging from dietary and sports supplements to training leaders for school health programs and from winning the battle for AIDS to measurements of social drinking;
  • He is an effective fundraiser to ensure the future of teaching and learning;
  • He has garnered external funding through grants during his career to further educational opportunities for students and faculty;
  • He is a member and leader with professional organizations including American Association for Health Education, American School Health Association and Eta Sigma Gamma, National Health Science Honorary; and
  • He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn., a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate of philosophy, both at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.

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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