Dr. Steve Wrigley, who presently serves as the executive vice chancellor of administration for the University System of Georgia has been named Interim Chancellor of the system by the Board of Regents. He will take on the post beginning January 1st following the retirement of the current Chancellor, Hank Huckaby.
In a statement, Board of Regents Chairman Kessel Stelling said,
Ensuring the best, proven and most qualified leader serves as chancellor of the University System is a critical responsibility of the Board of Regents, and we will have a smooth, seamless transition with Steve Wrigley serving as interim chancellor. Steve has demonstrated proven, trusted leadership throughout his 18 years of service to the University System, clearly acting in the best interest of our institutions, students, faculty and staff. The Board has a full agenda ahead of us, and Hank, Steve and I will begin work immediately on the transition to keep our momentum.
House Speaker David Ralston of Blue Ridge issued this statement on the transition:
I cannot thank Chancellor Huckaby enough for his exemplary service and I congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement. I have enjoyed and benefited from our many years of friendship. The Board of Regents has chosen well in selecting Dr. Steve Wrigley as Interim Chancellor and I am confident in his ability to guide our University System Office during this period of transition.
Wrigley is the former Senior VP of External Affairs, and former Vice President for Government Relations for the University System.