The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked several higher education leaders, state insiders and others about potential candidates. We spotted a few names discussed by students online. Here are a few of those names and some information about them.
former Vassar College president. She lead Vassar from 2006 to 2016, earning recognition for efforts to improve college access for low-income students and military veterans. She’s managing director at Ithaka S+R, the innovative research and strategy arm at the higher education nonprofit ITHAKA. She has worked for the World Bank and U.S. Congressional Budget Office.
University of CaliforniaDavis chancellor. His name came up more frequently than anyone else’s. He was dean of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering and executive assistant to Peterson’s predecessor, Wayne Clough. He became chancellor in August 2017.