Dr. Margaret A. Amstutz joined the College of Coastal Georgia as interim president on July 1, 2017, becoming the sixth individual to serve in this office since the institution’s founding in 1961. She previously served for three years as the associate provost for academic programs at the University of Georgia.
Her career in higher education includes 20 years of experience, first as assistant to the president at UGA, working as a liaison to faculty and academic affairs for ten years, followed by six years as chief of staff. Dr. Amstutz oversaw the Office of the President as well as the Office of Legal Affairs, the Office of Internal Auditing, and the Equal Opportunity Office in her role as chief of staff. She holds an academic appointment at UGA as adjunct assistant professor of English and served as an advisor for Blue Key as well as president of the University of Georgia’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Amstutz earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and received her master’s and doctoral degrees in English and American literature from Washington University in St. Louis. While undertaking graduate studies in St. Louis, she also worked with the Missouri Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.