Search committees for FVSU president chosen

jmink@macon.comMarch 8, 2013 

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.

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