Shorter University appoints presidential search committee
June 30 - Shorter University Trustee Chairman Dr. Nelson Price announced the formation of a Presidential Search Committee that will be tasked with selecting Shorter University’s 19th president. In making the announcement, Dr. Price requested prayers for the committee as they begin their work. On Monday, June 21, Shorter President Dr. Harold E. Newman announced his plans to retire from the presidency on or before the end of his present contract, which continues through June 2012.
As outlined in the university’s bylaws, the search committee includes the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Chairman of the Board’s Finance and Investment Committee, the Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Convention, four members of the Board of Trustees, two tenured faculty members, one staff member, two alumni and one student representative.
Individuals named to the Presidential Search Committee are Dr. Lamar Barden, vice president with Peachtree Planning Corp.; Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher, scholar-in-residence at Shorter University; Mr. Bob English, retired builder with ADE; Mr. Daniel Drewski, a student at Shorter University; the Rev. Cliff Duren, associate minister of music at First Baptist Church, Woodstock; Mrs. Nancy Garnett, a retired business owner; Mr. Ken Guice, vice president of United Community Bank in Rome; Dr. Darrell Henry, pastor, Oakwood Baptist Church, Chickamauga, Ga.; Mrs. Stephanie Owens, vice president for finance and chief financial officer of Shorter University; Dr. Sabrena Parton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shorter University; Dr. Nelson L. Price, pastor emeritus, Roswell Street Baptist Church, Marietta; Mr. Nolan Robinson, retired vice president, Chick-fil-A; and Dr. J. Robert White, executive director, Georgia Baptist Convention.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degree programs in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and this fall, Shorter will launch online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For additional information, visit www.shorter.edu.