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.