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Jimmy Carter to become Mercer University trustee

7:14 AM, Nov 9, 2012   |    comments
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MACON, Ga. -- Former President Jimmy Carter will soon join the Mercer University Board of Trustees.

Mercer's board is expected to name Carter and nine other trustees to the board Friday.

Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center, says Mercer's board and the center's board will be the only boards on which Carter serves.

Larry Brumley, a senior vice president of Mercer, said Carter will have a substantive role, as do all trustees, in setting Mercer's policies and guarding its mission. Brumley said Mercer's mission of service seems to mesh with Carter's.

Mercer's 45-member board of trustees is responsible for overall policymaking for the college. Trustees serve five-year terms.

In addition to its main campus in Macon, Mercer has campuses in Savannah and DeKalb County.

(Associated Press)

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