David Garrison was named Thursday as the new vice president for academic affairs at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Ga.
He was chosen from 140 candidates.
The native of Asheville, N.C. currently serves as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Ga.
Previous stops for Garrison have been at Georgetown University, Spalding University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
A former English instructor, he was instrumental in the creation of writing centers at three schools.