STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia named Dr. Jaimie Hebert the next president of Georgia Southern University.
Hebert will assume his new position on July 1, 2016 and become the university's 13th president in its history.
He has been serving as the provost and vice president of academic affairs at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.
Hebert has served in various roles at Sam Houston State University since 1999. He has worked as a professor of mathematics and statistics, chair of mathematics and statistics, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
He has also worked in higher education as an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Appalachian State University.
Hebert said in a press release:
"Georgia Southern is a great university, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this institution, its faculty, staff and students; and, the Statesboro community. I look forward to working with the campus and Statesboro community to take Georgia Southern to even greater heights."
Hebert received a bachelor's degree, master's and a doctorate in statistics from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.