Burns will retire as Gordon State president

[private]Former congressman Max Burns said Monday he will retire as the president of Gordon State College in Barnesville at the end of the year.

“It has been my great honor to serve as president of Gordon State College,” Burns said in an announcement. “I have been fortunate to have a dedicated team of colleagues, all of whom have made significant contributions to student success at Gordon State College throughout the course of my term.”

“The success of Gordon State College can be directly attributed to President Burns’ outstanding leadership,” Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “President Burns’ emphasis on creating learning opportunities and building a campus community that cares about its students has helped Gordon State achieve greater student success.”

Burns has been president of Gordon State since January 2012 and earlier was dean of the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia.

He served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia’s 12th Congressional District before losing to John Barrow in the 2004 general election.

A replacement for Burns as Gordon State’s president will be announced later.

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