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Brooks Seay named interim president at Young Harris College

May 25, 2017

IHE alumna Brooks Seay (Ed.D. 2011) has been appointed interim president at Young Harris College, where she has been serving as vice president for finance and operations and chief financial officer.

Young Harris Board of Trustees Chairman Brantley Barrow made the announcement this week and said she will begin serving at the conclusion of President Cathy Cox's term on July 1.

"Dr. Seay has done an outstanding job in her current role,” said Barrow. “She has provided data the board has never had before to consider options and make decisions. She is eminently qualified for the interim position, and has earned the respect of both faculty and staff during her two years at Young Harris College.”

Seay brings 30 years of business experience—including more than a decade in higher education—to YHC. She served as chief business officer and associate dean of the School of Law at Emory University before coming to Young Harris. Prior to her position at Emory, Seay served as a financial leader at Ashe & Rafuse, LLP, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP and Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP.

In addition to earning her doctoral degree in IHE’s executive Ed.D. program in higher education administration, she holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Oglethorpe University, a juris doctorate from Georgia State University and an MBA from Emory University.

Seay will serve as interim president until the 22nd president of Young Harris is in place. The executive search firm of Witt/Kieffer has been retained to conduct the presidential search. Finalists for the position will interview in September, with a goal of selecting the successful candidate by the end of the calendar year. Located in the mountains of North Georgia, Young Harris is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college.

YHC press release (Sunday, May 21, 2017)

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