Hopps Chairs Spelman Search Panel

Graduate School of Social Work Dean June G. Hopps has been named chairwoman of the Spelman College presidential search committee.

Hopps is an alumna of Spelman and has been a member of its board of trustees since 1989.

The committee will identify a successor to Johnnetta B. Cole, who will step down in June after nine years as Spelman president. Cole is widely credited with raising the school's profile nationally and leading a capital campaign that netted $113 million, the largest ever by a historically black college or university.

"This committee has a vital responsibility," said Hopps, "to fill the presidency with someone who is a visionary, and who can build upon the work Johnnetta Cole has done here."

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