Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 24, 2013

Aloia resigns as president of Concord University

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ATHENS — Concord University announced the resignation of President Gregory F. Aloia this afternoon.

Aloia has accepted the position of president of the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Ga. Officials with the College of Coastal Georgia made the announcement today that Aloia will replace outgoing president Valerie Hepburn. He will assume his new duties on July 1.

“Concord is a wonderful University,” Aloia said. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve as president of this great institution with its outstanding faculty, wonderful students and phenomenally dedicated staff. While I will miss the wonderful folks at Concord, I am looking forward to new and exciting opportunities at the College of Coastal Georgia.”

Aloia has been president of and professor at Concord since 2008. Under his guidance, Concord has become a leader in serving student veterans and has been recognized as the top veteran friendly university in the United States, a college press release said. Aloia also has implemented an international initiative increasing the number of international students on Concord’s campus and the university’s participation in educational endeavors outside of the United States.

Aloia will complete the academic year at Concord. The Concord University Board of Governors will oversee the selection of his replacement.