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Womack named interim director of institutional equity, diversity

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May 14, 2012

Dr. Veronica Womack has been named Georgia College interim director Dr. Veronica WomackDr. Veronica Womackof the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. The appointment became effective May 7.

“I’m extremely excited about applying all my years as an educator into leading diversity initiatives at Georgia College and working on issues of diversity throughout the region,” said Womack, associate professor of government and sociology and Master of Public Administration program coordinator. “The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity links academic affairs, administrative and student affairs and community efforts. During my interim appointment, I look forward to helping move the university toward true inclusive excellence.”

As interim director, Womack will supervise the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, which houses the Women’s and Cultural centers. The office assists the university community in achieving diversity goals and creating a campus climate that values diversity.

The office also coordinates programs that cultivate and retain minority students, faculty and staff.

“It’s vital we maintain a clear focus on diversity at Georgia College,” said Dr. Paul Jones, vice president for administration and operations. “Dr. Womack is the right person to serve during this important time at Georgia College.”

Womack joined Georgia College during 2002. She has served as the interim coordinator of the university’s MPA program and interim coordinator of the Women’s Studies program.

She currently serves as chair of the President’s Commission on Diversity.

Womack earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She also earned a master’s degree in public administration and doctorate in political science with a concentration in American politics.

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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