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Interim CEO of UNG’s Oconee Campus named

(July 19, 2016) - University of North Georgia (UNG) President Bonita Jacobs announced the appointment of Jerry Sullivan as the interim CEO of the Oconee Campus, effective August 1.

Sullivan is currently associate vice president for Auxiliary Services and Real Estate at UNG and lives in the Athens area. In this temporary role, he will report to Dr. Richard Oates, vice president of the Gainesville Campus and will manage the day-to-day business of the campus. Sullivan will have dual reporting responsibilities and will retain the Auxiliary title while serving in the interim role. 

Since joining UNG in April 2014, Sullivan has led the auxiliary services operations across the entire university, and has been involved with multiple projects on the Oconee Campus.  For the seventeen years prior to joining UNG, he was a vice president with the Follett Higher Education Group, a provider of campus retail services and course materials technologies at over 1,000 colleges and universities across North America, and also served as assistant director of community relations at Waycross College in Waycross, Georgia. 

He earned an MBA from Brenau University, a bachelor’s of fine art from Valdosta State University, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Georgia. 

Sullivan's appointment fills the post vacated by Dr. Eric Skipper, who now serves as new executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

A search committee will be formed for the permanent position in the fall.

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