January 25, 2021

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Aaron Diamant, University System of Georgia Communications

Board of Regents Announces National Search for Next Chancellor

ATLANTA — Board of Regents Chairman Sachin Shailendra announced today the appointment of the Regents Search Advisory Group to help conduct a national search for the 14th chancellor of the University System of Georgia (USG).

The decision comes as Chancellor Steve Wrigley has announced plans to retire July 1, 2021, after 36 years in public service.

The Regents Search Advisory Group will work with the executive search firm of Parker Executive Search. While final details are being worked out, the advisory group will work with the firm to set a search process that includes stakeholder input such as listening sessions and a publicly accessible website.

USG is launching the website to provide updates on the search and allow all stakeholders and the public to comment. It will be linked to USG’s homepage and can be found at http://www.usg.edu/chancellor_search/.

Members of the Regents Search Advisory Group are:

  • Regent Kessel D. Stelling Jr., advisory group chairman
  • Regent Sachin Shailendra, board chairman
  • Regent Erin Hames
  • Regent C. Everett Kennedy III
  • Regent Neil L. Pruitt Jr.
  • Regent Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed
  • Regent Harold Reynolds