USG Regent Tucker to speak at Georgia Gwinnett College commencement

Richard Tucker, a member of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, will present the commencement address at Georgia Gwinnett College’s Dec. 16 winter ceremony, to be held at the Gwinnett Center. 

Richard Tucker, a member of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, will present the commencement address at Georgia Gwinnett College’s Dec. 16 winter ceremony, to be held at the Gwinnett Center.  

“We are delighted that Regent Tucker will address our largest graduating class to date,” said GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman.  “He has been a long-time supporter of this college, and we are honored to share this milestone with him.” More than 150 students will receive their degrees at the ceremony, including the School of Education’s first graduates.

Tucker has served as a member of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents since January 2005.  He is past chairman of the board and currently a member of the executive committee. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

Tucker is principal and managing partner of Arlington Capital, LLC, a private equity fund.  He also is a principal in other business ventures involving investments, real estate development and retail.

From 1996-2003, Tucker served as president/CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and in 2005, served as chairman of its board of directors. He serves on the Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau and is past chairman. He is also a charter member of the Georgia Gwinnett College Board of Trustees.  In addition, Tucker serves on the board of directors of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, Gwinnett Hospital Foundation, Community Foundation of North East Georgia, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the 1818 Club.

Tucker was honored in 2003 by the Council for Quality Growth with its Four Pillar Award. He has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of Georgia’s 100 Most Influential Leaders five times.  He has also been consistently selected as one of Gwinnett County’s most influential leaders by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

GGC opened its doors to 118 students in August 2006. Today, it has nearly 8,000 students and offers 40 areas of study through 12 bachelor degree programs.

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