November 20, 2018

Dear GGC Community,

As the search for Georgia Gwinnett College’s third President takes shape, we wish to extend an invitation to all members of our community to share your thoughts with us.

Please take a moment to fill out this survey from the GGC Presidential Screening and Search Committee. The survey asks about presidential skills and personal qualities that are important to you and about what you see as challenges and opportunities for GGC’s next president. All survey responses are completely anonymous. This information will help inform the search committee and develop the position description. Due to our short timeline, this survey will close on Nov. 30.

In addition to the survey, we invite you to attend listening sessions where you can share your thoughts and ideas with the search committee. Based on the feedback from the listening sessions and the survey, we will develop a position description, which will be posted in national advertising venues by Dec. 10. Listening sessions will be facilitated by Parker Executive Search and are scheduled for the following dates and times.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 27 – Kaufman Library, Heritage Room
    • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Staff
    • 3:45-4:45 p.m. – Faculty
    • 6-7 p.m. – Alumni/Community
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Kaufman Library, Heritage Room
    • 12-1 p.m. – Students
    • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Open Session (for anyone who could not attend the others)

Find information about campus parking and directions.

A website – – has been developed and includes current information, updates, and timelines about the search process. Once the job description is posted, we encourage you to share this information and nominate candidates for the position via a link on the website.

If you have questions, please reach out to any member of the Presidential Search and Screen Committee.

Judy Awong-Taylor, Chair, Presidential Search and Screen Committee
Members of the Presidential Search and Screen Committee

Presidential Search and Screen Committee

Judy Awong-Taylor, Ph.D., professor of biology, School of Science and Technology; chair, Presidential Search Committee
Darrick Alvarez, student president, Organization of Latin American Students
Rachel A. Bowser, Ph.D., associate professor of English and interim associate provost of Strategic Initiatives, School of Liberal Arts
Beth Cavalier, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, School of Liberal Arts, and Faculty Senate president
George Darden, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, School of Education
Tim Foster, '11 GGC alumnus, GGC Alumni Association Board, chair; chief compliance officer, Masters Capital Management, LLC
Homero Gonzalez, '11 GGC alumnus; co-founder, marketing and creative director, ULTIM Marketing
Tommy Hughes, GGC Foundation Board of Trustees, chair; partner, Hughes Investment Properties LLC
Karen Jackson, Ed.D., associate dean for Advising Programs, School of Transitional Studies
Kathija Jamaloodeen, program coordinator of health sciences, School of Health Sciences; chair, Staff Council
C. Douglas Johnson, Ph.D., professor of leadership and management, School of Business
Aliya Kanani, student vice president, Student Government Association
Bartow Morgan, GGC Foundation Board of Trustees, secretary; executive, Renasant Bank
John D. Stephens, GGC Foundation Board of Trustees, member; president, Stephens Holdings, Inc., and managing member, JDS Holdings LLC
Binh Tran, D.B.A., assistant professor of information technology, School of Science and Technology
Glenn White, GGC Foundation Board of Trustees, treasurer; retired president, United Community Bank
Keeta P. Wilborn, Ph.D., R.N. professor of nursing, School of Health Sciences