Q&A With New Interim Augusta State U President Shirley Strum Kenny

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The University System of Georgia selected Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny as Augusta State University’s interim president April 18.

Kenny will begin leading the school when President William Bloodworth steps down July 1 to return to teaching. Her role will last until ASU officially consolidates with Georgia Health Sciences University, which will come when the new institution receives proper accreditation early next year.

Kenny is a retired educator who led colleges in New York for more than three decades.

Kenny served as the president of Queens College, City University of New York, from 1985-98 and for the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1994 to 2009. She has also served on the board of directors at Toys R Us and Computer Associates.

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