Gordon State College president to retire

Max Burns will retire December 31st.

BARNESVILLE, Ga.-- Gordon State College President Max Burns will retire at the end of this year.

He has served since January 2012 in that position after working as a dean at Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia.

According to a release from UGA, Burns helped increase graduation rates by 12 percent.

He also gets credit for increasing the full-time, first time freshman retention rate by 24 percent.

GSC will start looking for a replacement.

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