USG schedules listening sessions in search for next Chancellor

Steve Wrigley is retiring

The first of five “listening sessions” organized by the state Board of Regents will take place this week. Three of the five sessions will be open to the public. The virtual public meetings set for Thursday, Friday, and next Monday are designed to help with the search for the next Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. The current Chancellor, former University of Georgia administrator Steve Wrigley, announced his pending retirement earlier this year.

From the USG website…

The Regents Search Advisory Group has scheduled listening sessions to receive input from students, faculty, staff and the public on its search for the next chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

The public listening sessions will take place virtually from March 2-8, 2021. Sessions on March 2-3 will be held with members of USG’s Student Advisory Council, Faculty Council and Staff Council. Sessions held March 4-8 will be open to campus communities and the general public. Each session will last one hour. Questions and comments can be asked and sent live through the virtual meeting software. Input on the search can also be submitted anytime through an online survey available at

The schedule of public listening sessions is as follows:

Chancellor Steve Wrigley has announced plans to retire July 1, 2021, after 36 years in public service. The Regents Search Advisory Group is helping conduct the search with assistance from the executive search firm of Parker Executive Search.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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