NeSmith Voted in as Board of Regents Chairman

November 20, 2012
By

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted last Tuesday to promote Regent William “Dink” NeSmith Jr. of Athens, Georgia from Vice Chairman to Chairman.

NeSmith will serve a one-year term and will succeed outgoing Chairman Ben Tarbutton III of Sandersville.

NeSmith is co-owner and president of Athens-based Community Newspapers Inc., which publishes several dozen newspapers in Georgia, Florida and in the Carolinas as well.

The Jesup, Ga., native graduated from The University of Georgia in 1970 and is a past president of the UGA Alumni Association.

NeSmith was appointed to the Board of Regents by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue back in 2008, representing Georgia’s 10th Congressional District.

Also last Tuesday, Board members elected Regent Philip Wilheit Sr. of Gainesville, Georgia to a one-year term as Vice Chairman.

Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
AEC v1.0.4