President Hebert announces resignation from Georgia Southern

Emma Smith

UPDATE: May 29, 2018 (1:10 p.m.) – According to an email from the Office of Communications and Marketing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), Jaimie Hebert has been selected at ULL’s new provost. More details will be added as they become available.

Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert announced via email Wednesday that he will be resigning as president effective June 30 to pursue other professional opportunities.

Hebert has served as GS president since July 1, 2016.

“Dr. Hebert is a lifelong champion of higher education and contributed significantly to the creation of the new Georgia Southern University. On behalf of the University System, we wish him the very best,” University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley said.

Wrigley has named Shelley Clark Nickel as the interim president of GS.

According to an email sent out by Jan Southern, associate vice president of marketing and communications, Nickel currently serves as USG executive vice chancellor for strategy and fiscal affairs and treasurer for the Board of Regents.

Hebert said in an email that his past two years as GS president have been a fulfilling experience for him.

“I know that this decision is best for me and my family, both professionally and personally,” Hebert said. “I will always cherish my time here at Southern. I am a better person because of you.”