Metro Atlanta’s college presidential openings

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Two higher education institutions in metro Atlanta announced Tuesday their leaders are leaving, adding to the list of college presidential job openings in the region.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • Atlanta Metropolitan State University - Gary McGaha announced in March he's retiring after 12 years leaving the school. His retirement is effective June 30. The University System of Georgia will conduct a search for his replacement.
  • Clark Atlanta University - Ronald A. Johnson resigned in December. The private university has a timeline of hiring a replacement by the end of May.
  • Georgia Tech - G.P. "Bud" Peterson announced in January he's retiring after 10 years as president. The period for application nominations and submissions expired on April 15.
  • Interdenominational Theological Center - the Rev. Edward L. Wheeler announced plans to retire to his board last week. An interim president will be named by June 30.
  • Oglethorpe University - Larry Schall will end his 15-year tenure there in June 2020, the school announced Tuesday. The university hopes to hire a replacement before Schall leaves.

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