New direct reports to the president announced

Jozsef Papp

On May 26, 2017, President Jaimie Hebert appointed five members to the senior organizational structure of the consolidated Georgia Southern University.

Jana Briley, who joined the GS administration in 1990, will serve as the Chief Auditor. Briley brings 27 years of experience as an accounting professional. Maura Copeland, who has worked at Georgia Southern for more than a decade, will serve as the Executive Counsel. Copeland is currently the Associate Vice-President for Legal Affairs.

Tom Kleinlein, who joined GS in 2012, will continue to hold his current positions as Athletics Director. Kleinlein lead GS through the transition to FBS and the Sun Belt. Leigh Price and Ron Stalnaker will continue to hold their current positions as well, as Executive Associate to the President and Chief Information Officer respectively.

The positions were selected with input from cabinet-level vice-presidents, who were appointed earlier in the month, and the University System of Georgia (USG) staff. All these positions report directly to President Hebert.

At the moment, Hebert hasn’t appointed the rest of the senior organizational structure that was approved by the USG. The rest of the appointments are expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks.

All of these appointments are contingent on the Board of Regents’ approval. If approved, these appointments will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

For the full press release, click here.