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University System of Georgia names presidents for 2 colleges


Two Georgia colleges are getting new presidents. The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents has selected Georj Lewis as the next President of Clayton State University and Ingrid Thompson-Sellers as the new President of Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

Upon the announcement, Chancellor Sonny Perdue issued a written statement saying, ”Both Dr. Lewis and Dr. Thompson-Sellers are experienced leaders who understand the university system’s top priority is our students and their success, both on campus and in the workforce.”

Lewis has spent nearly 30 years working for colleges and universities, much of it within the University System. He began by working within admissions and enrollment offices, where he coordinated minority recruitment efforts. He also led student diversity work at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and at Georgia Southern University. Since 2019, Lewis has been president of Atlanta Metro. He held leadership positions at Georgia Southern, where he earned his doctorate in educational leadership; Indiana University Northwest and the former Armstrong State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business/accounting and a master’s degree in counseling/student personnel from Edinboro University.

Thompson-Sellers is president of South Georgia State College, a University System school. She has more than 30 years of experience, including serving as a senior associate dean and professor of business information systems at Georgia State. She has a bachelor’s degree in physics from The University of West Indies in Jamaica, a master’s degree in telecommunications from Iona University, and a doctoral degree in instructional technology from Georgia State.

The two Presidents will begin their new roles at their new colleges on Feb. 1.


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