Reception Held to Welcome AASU’s New President


Last week, the Savannah community welcomed Dr. Linda Bleicken, the newly appointed President of Armstrong Atlantic State University, during a reception held at Georgia Power Company. The event was sponsored by Seacrest Partners and Georgia Power.

Dr. Bleicken is pictured above with Cathy Hill, Vice- President, Coastal Region, Georgia Power, (left), and Cliff McCurry, Vice Chairman, Business Development, Seacrest Partners, (center).

Dr. Bleicken joined Armstrong Atlantic State University after serving at Georgia Southern University for 19 years. She is the seventh AASU president and the first woman to lead the institution since the establishment of Armstrong Junior College in 1935.

She began her career at Georgia Southern as an assistant professor of management in 1990.

Over the following years she served as acting chair of the department of management, associate dean of the College of Business Administration, vice president for student affairs, acting provost and vice president for academic affairs and lastly provost, a position she held since 2005.

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