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(Atlanta) -- Two committees have been formed as part of a national search for the next president of Middle Georgia State College.

Currently, John Black is serving as interim president of the college with campuses in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman and Warner Robins.

Regents Chair Dink NeSmith announced the appointment Tuesday of 15 people to a campus-based committee, which will forward between three and five candidates to a second committee comprised of select members of the university system's Board of Regents.

That committee is responsible for recommending finalists to university system Chancellor Hank Huckaby, who will make a recommendation to the full Board of Regents.

The college is the result of a merger earlier this year of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College. The college has nearly 9,000 students.

(Associated Press)