EGSC’s Cheek to return to the classroom

by | June 27, 2018 3:50 pm

   After nearly two decades in college administration, Dr. H. Lee Cheek Jr., East Georgia State College’s Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor of Political Science and History, will transition to full-time teaching effective January 2019. He will continue to serve as the director of the Correll Scholars Program as well, a vital initiative of the college that he has led since 2015.
   “This is a time to extend congratulations and appreciation to Dean Cheek for his outstanding career in higher education and for the leadership his has provided at East Georgia State College,” stated President Bob Boehmer. “He has been at the helm as our bachelor’s degree program in Fire and Emergency Services Administration successfully launched. He has led our signature Correll Scholars Program since its inception. He has guided the College of Humanities and the College of Social Sciences as they have been combined into a single college. Thank you, Dean Cheek, for your leadership, energy and excellence.”
   A national search process will be commenced by the college in the near future to replace Cheek. The search committee will be comprised of student representatives, faculty representatives of the academic schools, EGSC Foundation representatives, and staff representatives. Plans are to have the incoming dean assume his or her duties effective January 1, 2019.
   Cheek, who began teaching at the college level in 1986, considers…

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