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Vidalian Named Dean
Monday, 18 August 2014

August 18-- As part of an academic reorganization, Dr. Lee Cheek of Vidalia has been appointed Dean of Social Sciences at East Georgia State College.  

ImageDr. Cheek is a leading authority on American political thought  and southern political thinkers believes “East Georgia State College is a wonderful institution, with a deep appreciation for its past, and much anticipation about the future. I look forward to being part of that future.”

“We are very excited and fortunate to have Dr. Cheek join us as Dean of the Division of Social Sciences,” said EGSC President Robert Boehmer. “Dr. Cheek is an experienced and accomplished leader who brings a commitment to academic excellence that will inspire our students to success. Our faculty and staff will also be inspired by his professionalism and active involvement in the community of scholars.”

Cheek earned his bachelor's degree from Western Carolina University, a graduate degree in theology from Duke University in Durham, N.C.; his master of public administration degree from Western Carolina University; and his doctorate from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

He previously served as Dean of the Social Sciences at the University of North Georgia, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Athens State University in Alabama, and Vice President for College Advancement and Professor of Political Science at Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia.

Cheek taught at Brewton-Parker College from 1997-2000, and he rejoined the Brewton-Parker faculty in 2005. In 2000, 2006, and 2007, Cheek was awarded Brewton-Parker College's "Professor of the Year Award" by the student body, and, in 2008, the Jordan Excellence in Teaching Award was bestowed upon him by the College's faculty and administration.

From 2000 to 2005, Cheek served as Associate Professor of Political Science at Lee University. In May 2002, Cheek was given Lee University’s Excellence in Scholarship award, and, in May 2004, he received Lee University's Excellence in Advising award. He has also served as a congressional aide and as a political consultant.

Cheek resides in Vidalia, Georgia, with his wife, Kathy B. Cheek, a teacher of ballet and yoga and the former executive director of the Ohoopee Regional Council for the Arts.

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