Dr. Bonita Jacobs named president of North Georgia College & State University

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Bonita Jacobs to the North Georgia family!

Preparation for the transition is already in progress and Dr. Jacobs will officially assume her duties as President of the school on July 1, 2011.

“I am very excited to have been selected as the next president of North Georgia College & State University. The university has so many outstanding characteristics, including its senior military college status, that it’s no surprise it’s a state-designated leadership institution. I look forward to building on the university’s extraordinarily rich heritage, and I am quite eager to transition to the beautiful North Georgia mountains,” said Jacobs in a NGCSU University Relations press release.

About Dr. Jacobs

Jacobs will be the first woman to serve as president at North Georgia.In addition to her role with the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, Jacobs is a tenured professor in counseling and higher education. From 1998 to 2009, she served as vice president for student development at the University of North Texas, which is located in Denton, Texas, and is the state’s fourth-largest institution.

Jacobs currently serves as an executive board member on the Commission on International Programs for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. She previously served as interim vice chancellor for student development and dean of students at Western Carolina University and in numerous positions at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

Continuing Our Leadership Legacy

Regent Richard L. Tucker, chair of the Special Regents’ Committee for the presidential search, says “Dr. Jacobs’ focus on helping students adjust to the college experience and preparation for the future is a perfect fit for North Georgia, which specializes in leadership training and producing leaders.”

For more information, please visit NorthGeorgia.edu.

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