The University System of Georgia (USG) announced today that Georgia Southern University (GSU) President Jaime Hebert will resign his position on June 30, 2018 after serving as GSU President since July 1, 2016. Shelley Clark Nickel, USG executive vice chancellor for strategy and fiscal affairs and treasurer for the Board of Regents, will serve as Georgia Southern’s interim president.
The USG will conduct a national search for GSU’s next president. This process will include forming a campus-based search committee that will include representatives from GSU’s faculty, staff, alumni, student body, and the community. This committee will search for and screen candidates and then submit three to five candidates for consideration by the Regents’ Special Committee. The Board of Regents is the sole authority in appointing the next president.
University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Steve Wrigley on Dr. Hebert:
“Dr. Hebert is a lifelong champion of higher education and contributed significantly to the creation of the new Georgia Southern University. I thank Jaimie for his dedication and service and commend him for his staunch commitment to serving students and supporting faculty. On behalf of the University System, we wish him the very best.”
Chancellor Wrigley on Nickel:
“Shelley’s extraordinary talents have lent themselves to almost every facet of the system, and she is well-suited to lead Georgia Southern during this important transitional period. She is a proven leader and will be a strong advocate for the institution, its faculty and students. Shelley’s incredible commitment to student success is a hallmark of her career, and she will serve the students of Georgia Southern well.”