A committee charged to help undertake the national search for the next president of Georgia College & State University will meet for the first time Sept. 9 at the school’s Milledgeville campus, according to a news release.
The meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at Parks Hall, Room 301, the president’s conference room.
Previous Georgia College President Dorothy Leland left the position June 30 to become the chancellor of the University of California-Merced.
The Presidential Search and Screen Committee, made up of 10 members, will meet with Regent Doreen Pointevint and Chancellor Hank Huckaby, both with the University System of Georgia, to learn about their role in the search process.
The committee will come up with the description for the job, advertise the position and conduct interviews. Heidrick & Struggles, an Atlanta-based executive search firm, will also help with the process.
The committee is made up of the following members:
Ken McGill, Susan Allen, Carlos Herrera, Janet Hoffman Clark, Jen Maraziti, Kendra Russell, Evan Karanovich, Angie Gheesling, Pete Robinson and Chris Gibson.
After vetting from the search committee, three to five unranked candidates will be sent to a Special Regents’ Search Committee, chaired by Pointevint and include Regent Ben Tarbutton III. They will recommend the names of finalists to Huckaby, and he will then make his recommendation for the new president to the entire Board of Regents.
Central hosts meetings on science, tutoring
Central High School will host two meetings of interest for students throughout the system, according to an announcement from Bibb County schools.
Families will be able to find out more about free tutoring for eligible students and state-approved tutoring providers at a meeting from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday in the school’s gymnasium.
Students from the following schools are eligible for the services: Brookdale, Bruce, Burghard, Hartley, Ingram-Pye, King-Danforth, Rice and Williams elementary schools; Appling, Bloomfield, Howard and Rutland middle schools; Hutchings Career Center and Central, Howard, Northeast, Rutland, Southwest and Westside high schools.
For more information, call (478) 765-8582.
Students throughout the system, as well as parents and teachers, will be able to attend Science Information Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday in the school’s auditorium to discuss the science fair, Science Olympiad and other topics. Central High School’s Science Club will also host science demonstrations in the lobby.
FVSU to showcase agricultural programs
Fort Valley State University is hosting a free outdoor event that will showcase agricultural demonstrations and food products Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ag Field Day will take place at the university’s Agricultural Technology Conference Center at 46 Camp John Hope Road.
The event will feature displays on topics such as bioenergy crops, farm fishing and livestock grazing, as well as samples of lamb and goat burgers, goat ice cream and cheese and fresh muscadines.
Attendees should pre-register for Ag Field Day to reserve a lunch. To pre-register for the event, contact the FVSU Cooperative Extension Program at (478) 825-6268 or 825-6296 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms also are available at www.ag.fvsu.edu/CES/agfielddayregistration.cfm.
On-site registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. the day of the event.
Darton, Macon State College’s reach IT pact
Students from Darton College who earn an associate degree in business computer systems will be able to transfer into Macon State College’s bachelor’s degree program in information technology, according to a new agreement between the two schools.
The presidents of the colleges, Macon State’s Jeff Allbritten and Darton’s Peter Sireno, signed the agreement Tuesday, according to a news release. The transfer students will be able to complete their Macon State courses in a traditional classroom or online.
Houston administrator nets leadership position
Cindy Flesher, Houston County Board of Education executive director for elementary operations, was elected treasurer of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders -- a statewide educational leadership association that provides unity of school leadership groups in Georgia.
Flesher was sworn in July 13, and will serve in the position for one year. The following year she will serve as President-elect.