Ms. Corlis Cummings, senior vice chancellor of support services for the University System of Georgia, has been named by the Board of Regents as interim chancellor when Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith resigns in September.
"Ms. Cummings has the full confidence of this board and we are delighted she has accepted this leadership opportunity," says Mr. J. Timothy Shelnut, chair of the Board of Regents. "She has the proven experience and skills to keep the System moving forward. More importantly, she works effectively with the regents, is well liked by the University System Office staff and the campus presidents, and can hit the ground running to lay the groundwork for the next chancellor. She is definitely the right person for the job and we will be counting on her a great deal."
In her current position, which she has held since September 2000, Ms. Cummings oversees the System's legal affairs office, human resources departments, and the Office of Sponsored Funds and Special Projects. Prior to her appointment as senior vice chancellor, she was assistant vice chancellor for legal affairs from 1995 to 2000, serving as an attorney for the board. She handled various legal transactions for the Board of Regents and System institutions, and worked with the staff of the Attorney General's office and other state agencies.
“This is a tremendous responsibility and I am honored to have been asked by the Board to serve in this role," said Ms. Cummings. "I am looking forward to working with the regents and Dr. Meredith to ensure a smooth transition for the next chancellor. During this critical period, we also will focus strong attention on maintaining close contact with the Governor, members of the General Assembly, and with those state agencies whose work intersects with ours."
A native of Atlanta, Ms. Cummings earned a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia. She attended Washington University School of Law, in St. Louis, and earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from The University of Georgia. Ms. Cummings is the first female and the first African American to serve as a chancellor of the University System of Georgia.
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