Biography

Dr. Steve M. Dorman is the 11th president of Georgia College & State University. He has called for Georgia College to aspire to become a preeminent national public liberal arts university and has laid out an ambitious direction which includes emphasizing success of students, faculty and staff; increasing campus diversity; investing in campus technology; focusing on economic development for the region; and increasing the university endowment. President Dorman was recently appointed as President of the Southern University Conference and is also the President-elect for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC).  He is continuing to serve on the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).  Prior to his selection as Georgia College's president, Dr. Dorman served as a professor and dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida for six years. In addition to his leadership at the University of Florida, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate students and has served in academic leadership roles at Texas A&M University. A published author, Dr. Dorman is a health educator by training and has written on topics pertaining to school health programs. Dr. Dorman earned a bachelor's degree in biology at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee, a master's degree in public health and doctorate of philosophy in health education, both at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dr. Dorman and his wife, Jane, have three children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.