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Grube to stay until replacement found
Regents appoint search committee members
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Grube - photo by FILE
    At the Annual Wild Game supper in Atlanta, Georgia Southern President Bruce Grube announced that he was slightly revising his departure date and said he would stay on as president until a replacement could be found.
    Speaking to the Georgia Southern Foundation, which meets before the annual supper, Grube said he promised the University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr and Executive Vice Chancellor Dr. Susan Herbst that he would “hang in until they got the job done on the search.”
    “As most people in the community know, I announced that I was going to resign from the presidency effective at the end of June and that’s the intention,” Grube said. “In the event the search doesn’t culminate in time for that to happen, I would stay until a successor was chosen.”
    Dec. 31 would likely be a firm deadline, Grube said, suggesting his wife would take issue with on overly long search.
    “Katherine would have a very, very serious discussion with me,” Grube said, laughing.
    Late last week, the Board of regents appointed nine people to the GSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee. The group’s initial meeting is Feb. 23, where USG Regent Donald M. Leebern Jr. and Herbst, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, will give the committee its formal charge.
    After a national search, the campus-based committee will forward the credentials of three to five unranked candidates to a Special Regents’ Search Committee for the second phase. Regents Felton Jenkins, William H. NeSmith Jr., Benjamin J. Tarbutton III and Richard L. Tucker will serve as members of the Special Regents’ Search Committee chaired by Regent Donald M. Leebern Jr. This committee is responsible for recommending finalists to the chancellor, who will make a recommendation to the full Board of Regents.

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