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      Albany State president headed to Colorado

      The University System of Georgia has announced via press release that Albany State University President Everette Freeman has been selected for a new position in Colorado.Officials say that Freeman has been named as the new president of the Community College of Denver.

      Though many say the move is bittersweet, he says it's just part of being in a leadership position.

      "This place isn't about the president, it is about the staff, the students, the faculty, the alumni and the community who continue to want to make Southwest Georgia the place to be and the place to educate your children and your grandchildren," said Dr. Freeman.

      President Freeman has guided Albany State with integrity and with a focus on serving its students and the community, said Hank Huckaby, chancellor of the University System of Georgia. Under his leadership, the University has created strategic partnerships with state, local and federal agencies and its financial performance has significantly improved. He also has made important contributions to the University System, particularly in the area of emergency planning.Freeman has been Albany State president since 2005 with his final day slated for October 31. School offcials say at that point, they will name an interim president until a permanent replacement is hired.