Board of Regents Names Two New Officers

Regent C. Thomas Hopkins, Jr., MD and Regent Jim Hull were both recently appointed to the governing body of the University System of Georgia. Hopkins has been appointed a one-year term as the Board’s chair and Hull a one-year term as vice chair.

Hopkins has been a regent officer representing the Third Congressional District since 2010. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. He practices medicine at a private practice in Griffin, GA.

“The University System of Georgia plays a critical role in preparing students to meet the needs of tomorrow’s workforce, as well as to help develop our next generation of leaders,” says Hopkins. “I am excited about the opportunities ahead next year and working with our Board as we continue to serve our number one priority – our students – and to help support them successfully to college completion.”

Hull was first appointed in 2013 to the Board of Regents as an at-large member. He is managing principal of Hull Property Group, a retail, real estate management, acquisition, and development company in Augusta, GA.

“I am honored to be elected as vice chair by my fellow Regents,” says Hull. “I believe that higher education can transform lives and help open the doors to vast opportunities.

Regent Neil Pruitt chaired the committee that developed nominations, and committee members were Regents Richard Tucker and Sachin Shailendra.

The Board of Regents is the governing body of the University System of Georgia, serving more than 320,000 students across the state.

Hull and Hopkins begin their one year terms on January 1, 2017.

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