Georgia College & State University has a likely new president, Steve Michael Dorman from the University of Florida. The Regents must approve his selection at its next meeting, but it is safe to assume that, as sole finalist, he has the job.
A few years ago, Erroll Davis, then chancellor of the University System of Georgia, told me that his goal was to turn Georgia College into a liberal arts “jewel.”
Has that happened? I know several metro students who attend Georgia College, and their lament is the same: Too many classmates go home on weekends. While the weekend social scene should not be a major factor in choosing a college, many students are very concerned about it.
It is important to elevate the status of Georgia College as there should be a strong liberal arts alternative for students who find UGA, GSU or Georgia Southern too large. Milledgeville has a lot of charm, but not sure it has a lot of the amenities that 20-year-olds want.
Anyone have a child at Georgia College? Or one considering it?
Here is the release on Dorman:
Upon recommendation of Regent Doreen Stiles Poitevint, chair of the selection committee, the Board of Regents has selected a finalist for the presidency of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA. The finalist is Dr. Steve Michael Dorman.
Dr. Dorman currently serves as dean and professor in the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida in Gainesville, a position he has held since 2006.
Prior to his current position, 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 Board of Regents will take final action on the selection of the next president of Georgia College & State University at a future meeting.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog