On November 14, 2012, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents named Robert G. Boehmer as the fifth president of East Georgia State College (EGSC). The Regents' decision followed a recommendation by USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby and ends the interim status he has held at EGSC since 2011.
Dr. Bob Boehmer, a decorated professor and former administrator at the University of Georgia (UGA), was appointed as Interim President effective January 1, 2012, after the retirement of Dr. John Black.
Dr. Boehmer comes from a legal background, holding a doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from the University of Oregon School of Law. Before entering the teaching field, he was a partner in an Oregon law firm, practicing there for more than ten years.
After entering the teaching field, Dr. Boehmer went to UGA in 1989, where he received numerous teaching awards including Teacher of the Year and MBA Teacher of the Year from the Terry College of Business, the Richard Russell Teaching Award, the Hatten-Howard Award, and a selection as a Lilly Teaching Fellow.
In addition to his teaching, Dr. Boehmer has served in a variety of administrative and leadership roles, most recently as the Associate Provost for Academic Planning at UGA. Before assuming that role, he served as UGA’s Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. He has also served as UGA’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College (SACSCOC) and as a trustee and Executive Committee Member of the organization, and has also served as Chair of the Regents Advisory Committee on Effectiveness and Accreditation.
Dr. Boehmer and his wife, Joyce, have two adult daughters, Megan and Beth, who reside in Oregon.