A longtime Georgia educator will become Macon State College's new president.
He is John Black, who recently retired as president of East Georgia State College.
A news release from the University System of Georgia says Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced the appointment today.
He takes over July 1 from Jeffery Allbritten, who was recently hired as district president of Edison State College in Florida.
Black will help guide the school during its coming merger with Middle Georgia College in Cochran.
1965-1994, Black taught at Augusta College (now Augusta State University), where he was a member of the biology faculty. He twice served as acting chair of Augusta State's Department of Biology and directed Augusta College's Evening Program from 1966 to 1968.
1994-1999, vice president for academic affairs at East Georgia, from
1999-2003, vice president for academic affairs at Dalton State College;
2003-2004, special assistant to the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the state Board of Regents.
president of East Georgia State.
The regents say they'll start a search soon for a permanent president.