A Florida educator has been recommended as the next president of Georgia College, the state Board of Regents announced Friday.
The board selected Steve Michael Dorman as the sole finalist for the position. He would be the colleges 11th president.
A regents search committee interviewed four candidates for the job in Milledgeville on Monday.
Dorman now 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.
The full Board of Regents is expected to meet on June 22 for a vote that could make the choice final.
Efforts to reach Dorman Friday were not successful.
Before his current position, 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 was a professor and division chairman.
In 1996, Dorman served as graduate coordinator, working with masters 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 at the University of Florida.
Dorman earned a bachelor of science degree in biology at Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn. He earned a master of public health degree in community health education, going on to complete his doctoral studies and earning his doctorate in health education, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.