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College presidential openings aplenty in Georgia

Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s announcement Monday that he plans to retire this year gives potential job seekers another option for anyone, who’s qualified of course, interested in leading a college in Georgia.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the current and impending openings:

Clark Atlanta University - Ronald A. Johnson resigned in December after leading the historically black college and university for more than three years. The university has encouraged supporters to share suggestions and potential candidates on its website. It’s hoping to make a hire by July.

Georgia Gwinnett College - Stanley “Stas” Preczewski announced in September he plans to retire at the end of the academic year. He was hired in 2014. The Parker Executive Search firm will conduct interviews with potential candidates in February.

Georgia Southern University - Jaimie Hebert’s last day on the job as president was June 30. He left to become provost at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, his alma mater. Candidates may be interviewed this week, according to published reports.

Savannah State University - Cheryl Dozier, who has president since 2011, announced last week she’s retiring at the end of June. The University System of Georgia is planning a national search to hire her replacement.

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