Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:19 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two panels have been tasked with finding a new president for Georgia's oldest historically Black university. Savannah State University has been overseen by an interim leader since its last president, Cheryl Dozier, retired in the summer of 2019. The state Board of Regents on Thursday named two search committees. The first will be made up of Savannah State faculty, staff, students and alumni. That group will recruit candidates for the president's job and recommend three to five finalists. A second panel of Board of Regents members will pick the final president. Savannah State is a 130-year-old school founded in 1890.