Former Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is the sole finalist in the search for the next chancellor of the University System of Georgia. The decision follows a national search over the past year to lead the university system.
USG’s 26 public colleges and universities enroll more than 340,000 students and employ more than 48,000 faculty and staff to fulfill the system’s teaching, research and service mission across the state.
Board Chair Harold Reynolds says, “Perdue stood out for his impressive experience and leadership in public service as well as a vast understanding not only of Georgia and its communities.”
Perdue adds, “I consider being named the finalist as the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia to be a wonderful capstone to a career of public service.”
The Board began its national search in January 2021 and take action on the Chancellor position at a future board meeting, no sooner than 14 days from naming a finalist.
(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)