Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. announced the appointment of Susan Herbst as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia. The selection of Herbst concludes a national search launched last May.
Herbst currently serves as the acting president of the University at Albany, State University of New York. She will assume her new role at the USG on Nov. 1.
In her new position, Herbst will be responsible for meeting the academic needs of more than 260,000 students and approximately 10,000 University System faculty members. The position also provides leadership to the system’s comprehensive universities and to a division at the University System Office that includes academic programs and planning, faculty affairs, student affairs, international programs, teacher-education initiatives, strategic research and analysis, and information and instructional technology.
The presidents of the 15 institutions in the system’s comprehensive university sector will report to her. These institutions mostly consist of Carnegie masters universities, but the sector also includes four institutions with limited doctoral programs: Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, the University of West Georgia and Valdosta State University.