John Black, who recently retired as president of East Georgia State College, has been appointed interim president of Macon State College.
Jeff Allbritten, the former president of Macon State, left that position when he was named president of Edison State College in Florida earlier this month.
Black retired from East Georgia State College, effective Dec. 31, 2011. He had served as president of the college since August 2004.
During his tenure, enrollment increased 147 percent, from 1,381 students in fall 2004 to more than 3,400 by fall 2011. While Black was president, the state Board of Regents approved state college status for East Georgia, allowing it to offer a baccalaureate degree in biology.
Before being named East Georgias president, Black served as a special assistant to the vice chancellor for academic and student