PCOM Georgia Associate Provost Appointed Commissioner of the GNPEC
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PCOM Georgia Associate Provost Appointed Commissioner of the GNPEC


April 17, 2024

Linda R. Adkison, MS, PhD, shakes hands with Governor Brian Kemp at the Georgia Capitol building.

Linda Adkison, MS, PhD, shakes hands with Governor Brian Kemp at the Georgia State Capitol building during her swearing-in ceremony.


Linda R. Adkison, MS, PhD, associate provost at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), was recently appointed as a commissioner of the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) by Governor Brian Kemp.

“I am deeply grateful for the honor and trust Governor Kemp has placed in me,” shared Dr. Adkison.

The Commission is comprised of 11 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The GNPEC authorizes and regulates the operations of private postsecondary colleges and schools in Georgia.

Linda Adkison, MS, PhD, signs documentation during her swearing-in ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol“I am fully committed to upholding the agency's mission and vision, ensuring that nonpublic postsecondary educational institutions in Georgia maintain high standards of academic quality and financial stability,” said Dr. Adkison. “I am eager to contribute to the promotion of excellence, efficiency, and systematic improvement within these institutions, ultimately working towards enhancing the workforce and improving the lives of our citizens through access to quality education.”

Dr. Adkison began her tenure at PCOM in 2020 and works with the provost and the office of academic affairs to formulate and administer organizational policies and respond to external regulatory groups for all colleges and schools on PCOM’s campuses. Prior to joining PCOM, Adkison served as Provost and Dean of Trinity Medical Sciences University and School of Medicine in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs at Kansas City University, and Professor of Genetics and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercer University.

R. Bryan Ginn Jr., Chief Campus Officer at PCOM Georgia, added, “Dr. Adkison's significant commitment to student success has been the hallmark of her career in higher education as a faculty member, a college administrator, and a scientific researcher. She brings highly relevant and solid expertise to the work of the Georgia NPEC board, and will prove an immediate asset to the Commission's very important work.”

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Georgia Capitol building in Atlanta, GA, on April 10, 2024.

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