GS alumna becomes interim USG chancellor

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, Correspondent

The Board of Regents has appointed Georgia Southern alumna Teresa MacCartney as interim Chancellor of the University System of Georgia (USG) to begin her interim term on the first of next month.

The current and retiring Chancellor Steve Wrigley is retiring after a career as a public servant of 36 years including overseeing the everyday running of several of USG’s departments.

According to the news release from the USG, MacCartney’s interim appointment was made on the basis of her extensive experience and abilities.

As a member of the university system’s senior leadership team and a veteran public servant, she will keep a steady hand on USG’s progress as the Board finds the next chancellor of one of the top university systems in the nation.” said Board of Regents Chairman Sachin Shailendra.

Not only has Teresa MacCartney held several impressive titles in her public service career but she is also a double eagle from GS with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in Public Administration. 

The ongoing search for the 14th Chancellor with the help of the executive search firm WittKieffer has been ongoing since retiring Chancellor Wrigley announced his retirement.