Sandra Stone, interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of West Georgia, will be leaving the university to fill the position of vice president for academic affairs at Dalton State College.
Stone, who earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from UWG and her Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University, has worked within the University System of Georgia for decades. She credits her UWG experience with preparing her for her new role at Dalton State.
“I really have a lot of attachment to West Georgia and Carrollton,” she told the Times-Georgian newspaper. “I keep coming back. ”
In addition to her doctoral degree, Stone earned a post-doctoral certificate in organizational behavior from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and has participated in numerous specialized training and certification programs, including the Summer Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education at Harvard University.
Her high-level leadership roles for the Board of Regents for the USG include serving as vice chancellor for academic planning and programs in 2007 and as vice chancellor for strategic initiatives in 2008.
As a former social worker, her past professional experience includes working with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice as Director of Planning and Research and for the City of Atlanta’s Office of the Mayor as a drug policy advisor. In the mid-1980s, Stone was a senior research associate for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
“I’m delighted to have played a small part in her career,” said Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, president of UWG.