By LINDSEY ADKISON firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Aloia is looking to the future. The outgoing president of the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick was recently tapped as the new dean of the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University.
He will begin work on the Johnson City campus on July 1. He will effectively step down June 30.
Aloia announced plans to resign from the Brunswick institution on Jan. 13, following four years in the leadership role. Prior to CCGA, he spent five years as president and professor at Concord University in Athens, W.V. Aloia also served as the dean of the College of Education and professor of special education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
He also has held faculty and administrative positions at State University of New York-Geneseo, Arkansas State University and Illinois State University. Aloia holds a B.A. in history from St. Mary's College (Moraga, Calif.) and a Ph.D. degree in special education from the University of California, Riverside. He is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Phi Delta Kappa, Council for Exceptional Children and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
While working in Brunswick, Aloia remained active in many local organizations. His new colleagues are looking forward to his arrival, citing his commitment to community as well as education.
Bert Bach, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at ETSU, expects Aloia to quickly become part of the family at the university.
"Dr. Aloia is a widely respected and experienced educator who will serve the Clemmer College of Education well," Bach said.
"He brings a reputation as an energetic and successful administrator, and he has an unusually rich and broad scope of experience. He has served previously as a faculty member, as a department chair, as a dean and as a president at two institutions."