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NGCSU forms search committee for new president
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Susan Herbst, University System of Georgia executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, announced Monday the appointment of the North Georgia College & State University Presidential Search Committee.

Herbst has scheduled the first committee meeting for Nov. 22, at which the members will be formally charged with their roles and responsibilities in conducting the search.

The committee will develop a position description, place announcements in appropriate national media and conduct on-campus interviews.

Members of the committee are as follows:

Elizabeth Combier (search committee chairwoman), associate professor of romance languages;

Mike Cottrell, member, NGCSU Foundation Board of Trustees and chairman and owner of Cottrell Inc.;

Harrison Davis, associate professor of counseling;

Jeff Davis, associate vice president for facilities;

Martin Erbele, president, Student Government Association;

Robert Fuller, associate professor of geosciences;

Kate Maine, director of university relations;

Kim Melton, professor of business;

Bob Michael, dean, School of Education;

Jim Minter, former editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution;

Ed Nix, president of the NGCSU Foundation;

Linda Sumpter, president of the NGCSU Alumni Association.

Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates of Miramar Beach, Fla., will be assisting in the search.

The national search will be conducted to replace President David Potter, who announced in September his plans to step down at the end of the school year as he transitions into retirement. President Potter took office at NGCSU in January 2005.

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