ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has named Dr. Cecil Staton as interim president of Valdosta State University.
Staton currently serves as the vice chancellor for Extended Education for the University System of Georgia. He will assume presidential responsibilities at Valdosta State on July 1, 2015, after current President William McKinney steps down.
"Cecil has an extensive academic background in higher education combined with solid experience in leading a business operation that makes him uniquely qualified to provide leadership at Valdosta State during this important period," said Huckaby. "We are fortunate to have someone of Cecil's caliber in the University System who can step in and ensure Valdosta State continues to move forward."
Staton has experience in both higher education and private industry.