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Nooks is sole finalist for GSC presidency

Dr. Kirk Nooks was named Monday as the sole finalist for the position of president at Gordon State College. He will replace Dr. Max Burns who retired in December. Dr. Nooks is currently president of Metropolitan Community College in Longview, Missouri but has deep Georgia roots. Prior to his Missouri posting, he served as dean and executive liaison for diversity at Georgia Highlands College which has its main campus in Rome, Ga. He has a doctorate in higher education administration from George Washington University and an MBA in marketing from Mercer University. The Board of Regents is expected to formally hire Dr. Nooks at its Feb. 13 meeting. ’I want to thank and commend the Gordon State campus search committee for its efforts and the role it played in this search process. Gordon would greatly benefit from Dr. Nooks’ leadership,’ chancellor Steve Wrigley of the university system said. ’I am honored to be considered for the role of president of Gordon State. I’m impressed with the students, faculty and staff I’ve met. I am excited about the opportunity to become a part of the GSC community,’ Dr. Nooks concluded.

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