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Georgia university regents restart search for new chancellor

May. 11, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Regents who oversee Georgia’s 26 public universities and colleges are restarting the search for a chancellor, saying they are still trying to find a permanent replacement for outgoing leader Steve Wrigley before he retires June 30. Regents voted Tuesday...

Nichols named interim president at Georgia Highlands College

May. 01, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — The University System of Georgia is naming an interim leader for Georgia Highlands College as its current president leaves to become president of a Pittsburgh university. Chancellor Steve Wrigley says Georgia Highlands Provost Dana Nichols, who...

Provost named interim president at Kennesaw State

Apr. 29, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University's provost will lead the school until regents select a new president. Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced Thursday that Kathy “Kat” Schwaig will become interim president at the 41,000-student university in Cobb County on...

Accrediting agency asks about politics in Georgia search

Apr. 27, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The agency that accredits Georgia's 26 public universities and colleges is asking whether there has been undue political pressure to appoint former governor Sonny Perdue as chancellor of the University System of Georgia. Belle Wheelan, the president of...

Georgia university regents pause search for new chancellor

Apr. 22, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The regents who oversee Georgia's 26 universities and colleges said Thursday that they are pausing a search for a new leader, making it likely that the system will choose an interim leader if outgoing Chancellor Steve Wrigley retires on time at the end of June. ...

Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career

Apr. 15, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Henry “Hank” Huckaby, for decades a consummate insider called on by Georgia governors from both parties to oversee finances and make tough choices, died Wednesday at age 79. Huckaby's death was announced by Gov. Brian Kemp and House Speaker David...

New Georgia school math standards roll out for comment

Mar. 25, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — New Georgia math standards billed as a removal of the multistate Common Core standards and a return to teacher freedom are making their debut for public comment. The state's 1.7 million public school students will likely see the results in classrooms in the 2022-2023 school...

A look at how Biden's Cabinet nominees fared Tuesday

Feb. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's Cabinet is starting to fill out, with nominees for agriculture secretary and United Nations ambassador gaining Senate approval Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he intends to wrap up the remaining nomination...

Vilsack confirmed for 2nd stint as US agriculture secretary

Feb. 23, 2021 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary, his second run at the Cabinet post. The former Iowa governor spent eight years leading the same Department of Agriculture for former President Barack Obama's...