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A head for education - Alumni Profiles
March 2012 Issue
When Hank Huckaby grabbed the helm of the University System of Georgia, he assumed a crucial role in improving the state’s economic outlook. “We have always had a need for an educated citizenry,” says the chancellor, who began leading the 35-college system in July. “It will be even more critical in the future, and all our schools have a role in helping meet the goal of an educated citizenry.” Higher education has never been more closely tied to economic development, says Huckaby, citing a Georgetown University study showing more than 60 percent of new jobs will require some college education. In Georgia, only about 40 to 42 percent of adults have some type of college degree, he notes. With decades of experience in state government, Huckaby is confident he can lead the university system toward bridging that gap, while managing a growing enrollment and lean budgets. Huckaby (M ’06) has deep ties to Athens and UGA, where he studied for a …
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