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About the President

President Benson speaking at Commencement

P. George Benson became the 21st president of the College of Charleston on February 1, 2007.

A native of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, President Benson received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Bucknell University, did graduate work in operations research in the engineering school at New York University, and received a doctorate in decision sciences with minors in statistics and economics from the University of Florida.

President Benson came to the College of Charleston from his position as dean of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.