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GRU President Ricardo Azziz turns in resignation letter

Ricardo Azziz (Source: GRU) Ricardo Azziz (Source: GRU)
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Georgia Regents University President Dr. Ricardo Azziz will step down effective June 30, according to officials with the University System of Georgia.

Azziz met with the administration at GRU Thursday morning to inform them of his resignation. 

Azziz was named president of Medical College of Georgia in 2010 and was inaugurated just before the Board of Regents moved to consolidate the institution with Augusta State University. Azziz was selected by the board to lead the newly-consolidated institution that became Georgia Regents University. 

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby recognized Azziz's leadership of Georgia Regents University.

"Dr. Azziz has led the transformation of Georgia Regents University into a nationally recognized research institution," Huckaby said. "He outlined a vision for the new institution and positioned GRU for a bright future. He is a valued colleague. On behalf of the University System, I thank Dr. Azziz for all his contributions, and we wish him and his family the very best in his future work."

Board of Regents Chair Neil Pruitt and Chancellor Hank Huckaby will name a presidential search committee soon.

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