Emory Report
June 23, 2008
Volume 60, Number 33



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June 23, 2008
Wagner tapped to lead metro higher education council

From Staff Reports

President Jim Wagner will become chair of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) board of trustees effective July 1.

ARCHE brings together the region’s public and private colleges and universities to build awareness of the size, scope, impact and value of higher education in the region and help them share strengths through cooperative programs. Two recent reports from ARCHE found that in key rankings, Atlanta’s rate of growth leads other top higher education centers in the nation and outpaces population growth in the region.

“Higher education is one of Georgia’s most vital strategic assets in the competition for jobs, business development, and an ever-improving quality of life for everyone,” Wagner said. “Having served on the ARCHE board of trustees for nearly five years, I understand the important role ARCHE plays in supporting colleges and universities throughout the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia.”

The board of trustees comprises the presidents of ARCHE’s 19 member colleges and universities. The board elects officers for one-year terms.

Wagner succeeds Southern Polytechnic State University President Lisa A. Rossbacher, who will remain on the executive committee as past chair.