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Oglethorpe opens film studies program

The state’s longest-serving college president, Larry Schall, plans to leave his post at Oglethorpe University after spending 15 years improving the Brookhaven institution. The student body has mushroomed from about 800 to more than 1,300 last fall, and he expects the incoming 2020 class to be even bigger.

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Oglethorpe University announces next president

A dean at the University of San Diego will become the next president of Oglethorpe University. Nicholas Ladany was introduced as the college’s 17th president at an event on campus Wednesday afternoon. Ladany is currently the dean of the USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences and the associate provost for academic research.

Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven announces new president

Nicholas Ladany will take the helm as the 17th president of Brookhaven’s Oglethorpe University on July 1, succeeding Lawrence Schall. The announcement was made March 11. Ladany is currently the dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and associate provost for academic outreach at the University of San Diego.

  • The Chronicle for Higher Education, 3/13/20: Nicholas Ladany, dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and the associate provost for academic outreach at the University of San Diego, will become president of Oglethorpe University, in Georgia, on July 1. He will succeed Lawrence Schall.
  • University Business magazine: Oglethorpe University announces next president
  • Newsbreak: Oglethorpe University announces next president
  • The Georgia Sun: Meet Oglethorpe University’s new president
  • Coxe Curry & Associates Week in Review, 3/13/20: The Oglethorpe University board of trustees has unanimously elected Nicholas Ladany, PhD, as the next president of Oglethorpe University, effective July 1, 2020. Ladany will also serve as a member of the faculty, in the role of professor of psychology. (Press released, 03/11/2020)

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Brookhaven’s Oglethorpe University cancels in-person classes due to coronavirus concerns

Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven is canceling classes entirely for a week, then holding only “remote” classes for the rest of the semester, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “At this time, students are free to go home or to remain on campus,” President Lawrence Schall said in a statement on the university’s website.

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