BRUNSWICK, GA. | Gregory A. Aloia will become a dean at East Tennessee State University on July 1, one day after his official retirement as president of the College of Coastal Georgia.


Aloia, who has been president of Coastal Georgia since 2013, announced his retirement in January. Margaret A. Amstutz will become interim president of Coastal Georgia the day Aloia assumes his new Tennessee job.

“Dr. Aloia is a widely respected and experienced educator who will serve the Clemmer College of Education well,” said Bert C. Bach, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at ETSU. “He brings a reputation as an energetic and successful administrator, and he has an unusually rich and broad scope of experience.”

Prior to coming to College of Coastal Georgia, Aloia was president and professor at Concord University in Athens, W.Va., for five years. The ETSU position will be the second time Aloia has led a college of education. He was dean of the College of Education and a professor of special education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton from 2001 until 2008.

Aloia was the College of Coastal Georgia’s second president since it became a four-year institution in 2008. The first was Valerie Hepburn who led the transformation of the campus with the construction of a new campus center, two new classroom buildings and the renovation of existing ones and the first student housing.

Amstutz has served 10 years as assistant to the president of the University of Georgia and six as the chief of staff.

Terry Dickson: (912) 264-0405