William B. Stokely III of Tennessee, president and chairman of The Stokely Company, will be temporarily replaced by W. Glenn Cornell of Dacula, a 1962 Berry College graduate and current vice chair of the board, the school announced Thursday.
Cornell will serve in the interim until a new chairman is elected by the board.
I do this with the full knowledge that the college is in great condition, Stokely wrote. Berry has a new president and a very engaged and active board.
From 1970 to 1985, Stokely was was a member of Berrys Board of Visitors, serving two terms as chairman. He became a member of the Board of Trustees in 1986 and was named chairman in 2002.
Cornell has been a member of the Berry College Board of Trustees since 1995 and previously served as a member of the Board of Visitors.
The Berry community is grateful to have had Bill Stokelys expertise and guidance for so many years, said new Berry President Stephen Briggs in a written release. His length of service is impressive, but it is the quality of his involvement for which we are most appreciative. We wish Bill and Kay the very best.