Hank Huckaby Announces Plans to Retire as University System Head

hank huckaby, chancellor huckabyThis month’s featured retiree is University System of Georgia Chancellor, Hank Huckaby, effective December 31. Huckaby oversees the 29 public colleges and universities that serve 318,164 students.

“Public higher education touches all aspects of our society. It is the fabric that holds us together and is an investment that pays dividends for life,” Huckaby said in the statement. “The University System is one of the great strengths of Georgia, and I am grateful to have been able to serve with the faculty and staff who bring it to life every day to serve our students.”

Huckaby assumed the role of chancellor on July 1, 2011.  He previously worked as a teacher and administrator in the University System and also taught at private colleges and universities. He served in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, first as a senior policy coordinator and later as its director. Huckaby also served as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and as the executive director of the Georgia Residential Finance Authority.

Huckaby is a board member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.

Georgia Trend named Huckaby the 2015 Georgian of the Year, and Leadership Georgia awarded him the 2015 J.W. Fanning Award.

Huckaby serves as a trustee of Young Harris College, where he earned an associate’s degree. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia State University and continued his education through additional graduate studies at the University of Georgia.

After long careers of faithful service to the State of Georgia, please join us in extending congratulations and farewell to Hank Huckaby and all of Team Georgia’s August 2016 September 2016, October 2016, & November 2016 Retirees!

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