The Athens State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to authorize the Executive Committee of the Board to enter into negotiations with Ronald R. Ingle, Ph.D., to serve as Interim President of Athens State University. Dr. Ingle has verbally agreed to serve in this capacity while a national search is conducted.

“Dr. Ingle’s previous service at Athens State, along with his experience in higher education, made him an excellent candidate to serve as Interim President while the University seeks a replacement for Dr. Bob Glenn, who resigned earlier this month to become President at the University of Houston – Victoria,” stated Cathy Dickens, board chair. “We are confident Dr. Ingle’s leadership will be valuable to the University and local community during this transition.”

Dr. Ingle is President Emeritus of Coastal Carolina University and previously served as Interim Provost at Athens State University from January 2015 through June 2016. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Ohio State University, a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Wofford College.

Dr. Ingle is expected to begin his duties as Interim President this summer.