Dr. Steve M. Dorman, Ph.D.
Group/Team organization; Leadership; Executive coaching/onboarding; Innovation, Strategic, future-oriented thinking; Creating student success; High impact practices; Presidential role in fund-raising and alumni development.
Dr. Steve M. Dorman served as the 11th President of Georgia College & State University from 2012 until 2021. Georgia College is a part of the University System of Georgia and is the designated public liberal arts university for the state of Georgia. Prior to his presidential service, Dr. Dorman served as Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida from 2006 until 2012. He also served as Head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A& M University from 2002 to 2006.
At Georgia College, under his leadership, the university completed a significant capital campaign, which included the gift of Andalusia, the farm home of famed author and GCSU graduate Flannery O’Connor. Also, under his leadership the university developed its first Diversity Action Plan, revised its strategic plan, graduated its first doctoral students, selected its first honorary doctorate and the University was recognized as a Community Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation. The university added a new Honors College and collaborated with the local school district to create a childcare program for children of faculty and staff at the university and the public school district. Under his leadership, the university realized one of its highest four-year graduation rates in recent history, and developed the GC Journeys Program, an undergraduate initiative featuring select high impact practices and transformative experiences. During Dorman’s tenure, the university realized major capital improvements including renovations of several historic buildings and construction of a new integrated Science Building.
- Member, AASCU Board of Directors
- President, COPLAC
- Member of Finance Committee for AASCU
- Member, Finance Committee for COPLAC
- President, American Association for Health Education
- Co-Chair, University System of Georgia, Task force on Campus Safety and Security
- Co-Chair, University System of Georgia, Task Force on College 2025
- Member, University System of Georgia, Presidential Advisory Group on the Coronavirus Response
- William Howe Award, American School Health Association
- Warren Schaller Award, Eta Sigma Gamma
- Distinguished Service Award, Eta Sigma Gamma
- Fellow, American Health Education Association
- Fellow, American School Health Association
- National Health Educator of the Year, College University Division, American Association for Health Education
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
M.P.H., University of Tennessee
B.S., Lee College, Tennessee