USG chancellor to speak at GGC fall commencement

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Dr. Steve Wrigley, University System of Georgia (USG) chancellor, is scheduled to speak during the Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) fall Commencement ceremony being held at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. GGC is coming up on a milestone - more than 5,000 degrees awarded since the institution’s inception in 2006.  

As the 13th chancellor of the USG, Wrigley leads and oversees 28 public colleges and universities, 320,000 students and more than 48,000 faculty and staff. He provides leadership and stewardship of USG resources and attends to the public higher education needs of the State and its citizens. 

Wrigley currently serves on the Alliance of Education Agency Heads and is a member of the board of the Georgia Wildlife Federation. 

Before being named the 13th chancellor of the USG, Wrigley served as executive vice chancellor of administration for the University System of Georgia; as senior vice president for external affairs as well as vice president for government relations, at the University of Georgia; and as director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. He has also been a board member of the Nature Conservancy of Georgia and the Georgia Humanities Council.

The chancellor earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and his doctorate in history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  

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