By: CHRISTINA CLARK
The University System of Georgia posted a press release on March 28 announcing that Jann Joseph was their sole finalist for Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) Presidency.
“The opportunity to lead GGC would be a dream come true,” Joseph is quoted in the release. “The path of my career in higher education intersects perfectly with the vision and goals GGC has for the future. My background and values also fit with the culture and priorities of the institution from the Board of Regents to the faculty, students staff and community. I’m impressed with the accomplishments of GGC and believe that my experience and leadership would enable the institution to reach new heights.”
Jann Joseph, has served as IU South Bend’s interim chancellor since July 2, 2018.
“This institution requires a dynamic, experienced leader who will work with the community, faculty and staff to take it to the next level academically in student success,” University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley is quoted in the release. “I believe the right person for the job is Dr. Joseph. I’m grateful for the efforts of the search committee and excited she is our finalist.”
According to an IU South Bend release from April 9, 2018, “Joseph holds a doctorate in the field of curriculum and instruction (science education) from the University of Wisconsin.” She also holds a master’s in plant science, bachelor’s in agriculture, both degrees from the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago.
The release from the University System of Georgia concludes that five business days are required between the finalist for the position being named, and action by the Board of Regents at GGC to be taken.