Philip Way

Dr. Philip Way

Dr. Philip K. Way was named as new president of Athens State University Friday by the school's board of trustees. The decision was unanimous.

Way was one of three remaining candidates for the position, previously held by Dr. Robert Glenn. Glenn vacated the position last July to accept a position at the University of Texas-Victoria.

Way was recommended to the board by an executive committee that included interim president Dr. Ronald Ingle as well as members of the the university staff and community. Way, who was not present at Friday's meeting, will be formally introduced next week.

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