College of Coastal Georgia has formed a committee to begin a national search for its next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Meg Amstutz, the college’s interim president, has appointed 15 people to a committee that will conduct the search.

“These committee members represent our schools and programs as well as the broader college and community. Each member offers an important perspective on the ongoing work of the institution,” Amstutz said in a press release. “Their service in bringing forth well-qualified candidates for this position will help provide Coastal Georgia’s next president the opportunity to select a true partner to help the college prosper in the coming years.”

The provost is the chief academic officer of the college.

Kay Hampton has served as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs since July 2017.

Don Mathews, a professor of economics at CCGA, will chair the search committee, which includes representation from the faculty, staff, student body and the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation.

The search committee will screen applicants, conduct interviews and help facilitate campus visits and open forums for candidates. Those visits and forums are expected to take place early in the fall semester.

The committee will be assisted by Witt/Kieffer, an Illinois-based search firm that also recently helped conduct the national search for the college’s next president.

The committee is charged with recommending three to four unranked candidates to the college’s president, who will make the final decision.

“The College of Coastal Georgia continues to expand its academic offerings and grow its existing programs,” Amstutz said. “The next provost will be fortunate to work with a dedicated faculty committed to student success and continued academic excellence.”

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