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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 8:34am

Gainesville State Names Interim Leader

Updated: 2 years ago.
Officials said Randy Pierce will serve as interim president of Gainesville State College until its consolidation with North Georgia College & State University takes effect Jan. 1, 2013. (photo courtesy of Degree Driven

Officials have named an interim president at Gainesville State College in northeast Georgia.

Randy Pierce was named to the post on Wednesday. Pierce is a past president of Georgia Highlands College.

Pierce begins the new job on July 1. He replaces Martha Nesbitt, who is retiring.

Officials said Pierce will serve as interim president until the consolidation of Gainesville State and North Georgia College & State University takes effect Jan. 1, 2013.