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June 2, 2017

Georgia Southern University Announces Appointment of Armstrong State University’s Senior Leadership to Positions at the New Georgia Southern University

SAVANNAH, Ga., (June 2, 2017) — Georgia Southern University is pleased to announce the appointment of members of Armstrong State University’s senior leadership to positions with the new, consolidated Georgia Southern University.

Effective July 1, 2017:

Lisa Sweany
Deputy Athletic Director
Lisa M. Sweany brings more than 15 years of award-winning experience to her current role as the director of athletics at Armstrong State University. In 2017, she was named an Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year for NCAA Division II and brought the Pirates unprecedented success both on and off the playing field.

Effective January 1, 2018, contingent upon the Board of Regents’ approval of the new, consolidated institution:

Kelly Crosby
Director of Risk and Compliance
Kelly J. Crosby is currently the chief audit officer in Armstrong State University’s Office of Internal Audit, overseeing risk assessment, audit activities and compliance with state guidelines. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA) with a B.B.A. in Public Accounting from Georgia Southern University.

Lee Davis
Deputy Executive Counsel
E. Lee Davis, Esq. is currently University Counsel at Armstrong State University, and is the former Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs at Georgia Southern University. He earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1991 after graduating summa cum laude from Georgia Southern in 1987.

Tim Moody
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Tim Moody, an information technology leader with 23 years of industry experience, serves as the Chief Information Officer at Armstrong State University. Moody has excelled at Fortune 500 companies and in higher education and is recognized as a strategic technical innovator and accomplished IT executive.

For full bios and updates regarding the consolidation between Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, please visit

On Jan. 11, 2017, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University, ultimately creating a new Georgia Southern University with three campus locations in Savannah, Hinesville and Statesboro. CIC members, Functional Area co-chairs and OWGs uniting Armstrong and Georgia Southern faculty and staff are currently examining and working through all aspects of the consolidation.

For updates regarding the consolidation between Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, please visit

Armstrong State University, part of the University System of Georgia, was founded in 1935. Today, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Technology, the College of Education and the College of Health Professions. Armstrong serves approximately 7,100 students at its main campus in Savannah and at a regional center in Hinesville. The university’s diverse student population comes from 43 states, the District of Columbia and 67 countries. Visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving 20,673 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. Visit

Last updated: 6/2/2017