Search committee formed to help find University System of Georgia's next chancellor
November 4, 2010
Gainesville businessman Philip Wilheit is one of 21 people named to a Board of Regents committee that will find the next University System of Georgia chancellor.
Wilheit, president and CEO of Wilheit Packaging, was chairman of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's campaign and was named Wednesday to Deal's transition team.
The Board of Regents named the search committee on Thursday. The committee will recommend a successor to Erroll B. Davis, who retires in June.
The committee, composed of regents, administrators, students and professors, includes Philip Wilheit, who was named to Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's transition team and was chairman of Deal's campaign.
Regents Chairman Willis Potts said the committee will develop a position description through discussions with important higher education groups and will work with Texas executive search firm William Funk & Associates to conduct a national search.