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TIFTON — Four faculty members at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will begin the 2021-22 academic year with promotions and tenure.

One other faculty member will also be promoted and another will be granted tenure at the college, college officials said in a statement.

Dr. Jerry Baker, ABAC provost and vice president for academic affairs, said faculty members receiving promotions and receiving tenure include Dr. Buddhi Pantha, Dr. Rachael Price, Dr. Ryan Voris and Dr. Elizabeth Worley.

All four faculty members are being promoted to associate professor from assistant professor in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Baker said Dr. Jason Scott in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources will be promoted from associate professor to professor. He said Dr. Bal Khatiwada from the School of Arts and Sciences will be granted tenure.

Tenure may be granted to a faculty member who has at least reached the rank of assistant professor and has shown the potential for making significant contributions to the college and the faculty member’s field of study, college officials said.

Baker said the promotions and tenure become effective Aug. 1. ABAC fall semester classes begin Aug. 10.

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