Georgia Tech administrator tapped to lead University of North Georgia

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — A high-ranking Georgia Tech administrator is in line to become the next president of the University of North Georgia. The Board of Regents voted Wednesday to name Mike Shannon as the sole finalist to lead the 18,000-student university based in Dahlonega. It also has campuses in Gainesville, Cumming, Blue Ridge and Watkinsville. Shannon is currently the interim executive vice president for administration and finance at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He’s a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has worked at Georgia Tech as a researcher and administrator since 2016. Bonita Jacobs is retiring in June after 12 years as North Georgia's president.

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