Georgia Highlands College presidential search narrowed to five

[Update]: John A. Hogan, Ph.D., has withdrawn his name from consideration.

Georgia Highlands’ presidential search committee has narrowed down the search for the next permanent president to five candidates. Candidates are currently visiting the Cartersville and Floyd campuses to meet with students and employees.

Here are the five candidates:

La Vonne I. Neal, Ph.D.

Professor and Dean, College of Education

Northern Illinois University


Donald Green, Ed.D.

Vice President of Extended and International Operations

Ferris State University


John A. Hogan, Ph.D.

Chancellor and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Ivy Tech Community College, Columbus


Anita Bowles, Ph.D.

Vice President, Academic Affairs

Spartanburg Methodist College


Al Panu, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for University Affairs

University of North Georgia