December 10, 2018

Dear GGC Community,

On behalf of the Presidential Search and Screen Committee, I would like to extend our sincere thanks for your feedback via the survey and the listening sessions. We received 429 responses and hundreds of comments from the survey, and had helpful feedback from our listening sessions. We are happy to report that we received feedback from across all groups in the GGC community.

The responses from the survey and listening sessions were analyzed and used to develop the position description. The Board of Regents has approved the attached position description which will now be advertised nationally and posted to the Presidential Search website  –

At this point, we encourage you to share this information and nominate candidates for the position. Please continue to check the Presidential Search website for updates and information.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the 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