- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - The University System of Georgia has named a new vice chancellor for extended education.

Officials said in a statement that Cecil Staton will begin serving as vice chancellor for extended education June 1. Staton is tasked with leading strategic and long-term initiatives in the areas of extended and continuing education, military affairs, entrepreneurship and international education.

Officials say Staton will serve as a liaison between the Board of Regents, system institutions and partners in the government and business fields.

Staton served as an associate provost and associate professor at Mercer University between 1991 and 2003. Prior to that, Staton worked as an assistant professor at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon. Aside from work in public education, officials say Staton has also founded several communications and media businesses.

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