THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A growing southwest Georgia university is now under new leadership.
Dr. James Sheppard is the new president at Thomas University.
Dr. Gary Bonvillian retired after serving TU for nine years.
Sheppard said the university's good work and consistent growth attracted him to the school.
"Just the challenges at TU, its a whole new faculty to get to know and a bunch of students to get to know," said Dr. Sheppard. "A new academic portfolio, and new educational needs in the community its exciting."
Sheppard comes to Thomas University from Southwestern College in Kansas.