Burns, currently dean of the Mike Cottrell School of Business at North Georgia College & State University, was one of three finalists. He will assume the post on Jan. 1, 2012, replacing interim President Shelley Nickel.
“Dr. Burns stood out from a strong field as the person with the right experience and expertise needed to lead Gordon College,” said USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby in a release. “We have a strong and growing institution in Gordon College, and his selection as president promises great days are ahead for the college and its students.”
(For complete story, see the Thursday edition of The Griffin Daily News.)