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Metro Atlanta’s college presidential openings

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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