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Gainesville State names Pierce interim president
Randy Pierce
Randy Pierce, past president of Georgia Highlands College, was named Wednesday as interim president for Gainesville State College.University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced the appointment. Pierce will assume the post July 1, replacing Martha Nesbitt, who is retiring.“I’m excited the system asked me to do this,” said Pierce. “It is going to be a different kind of interim, I’m sure, but at the same time Gainesville State is an institution that has always been, and continues to be, a great institution.”Nesbitt welcomed Pierce’s hiring.“I’ve known Dr. Pierce for a long time and he’s a very, very capable administrator and certainly a successful president over at Georgia Highlands.