The University System of Georgia has formed two search committees that will find a replacement for Fort Valley State University President Larry Rivers, who is stepping down in June.
A campus-based Presidential Search and Screen Committee will be responsible for finding and screening candidates. That 12-member committee will forward three to five candidates to the Special Regents Search Committee, which then will recommend presidential finalists to University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby, according to a news release.
Huckaby then will make a presidential recommendation to the Board of Regents. The campus-based committee will be charged with its responsibilities March 27 during a meeting.
The Special Regents Search Committee will be chaired by Regent Larry Ellis, of Atlanta, and includes Regents Kessel Stelling, of Columbus; George Hooks, of Americus; Tommy Hopkins, of Griffin; and Larry Walker, of Perry. Dink NeSmith, of Athens, will serve as an ex-officio member of this committee, according to the news release.
The members of the Presidential Search and Screen Committee are:
Meigan Fields, professor of history and chairwoman of the campus search committee;
Komanduri Murty, professor and president of the faculty senate;
Juone Brown, associate professor;
John Benjamin Dubriel, professor of mathematics;
Bobby Dickey, head of the Department of Fine Arts, Humanities and Mass Communications;
Terrence Wolfork, president of the FVSU staff council;
Denise Eady, special assistant to the president for Compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Title IX;
Fred Hammonds III, student;
Calvin Smyre, board chairman of the FVSU Foundation;
Lawrence Marable, president of FVSU National Alumni Association, Inc.;
Keith McRae, FVSU alumnus and FVSU Foundation board member; and
Bryant Culpepper, attorney with James-Bates-Brannen-Groover, LLP in Macon.
To contact writer Jenna Mink, call 256-9751.