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State Sen. Billy Hickman appointed to Southern Regional Education Board
Billy Hickman
Sen. Billy Hickman - photo by Submitted photo

ATLANTA – State Sen. Billy Hickman (R-Statesboro), was appointed to serve as a member of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) by Gov. Brian P. Kemp. Hickman is currently the chairman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education.

 “As an advocate for education, I am honored to be able to provide my expertise as a member of the SREB,” said Sen. Hickman. “Georgia has proven itself as a leader in the southern region through recent statewide investments in education. Our state has concentrated our efforts on supporting schools through increased teacher salaries, statewide literacy initiatives, and expanded broadband access in rural areas.

“This board provides an opportunity to impart our wisdom and strategy to other states in the southern region who want to achieve a similar success. Through this experience, I hope to gain further insight on the education initiatives working in other southern states that can inspire future legislation in Georgia,” Sen. Hickman added. 

The Southern Regional Education Board is an 80-member collaborative board comprised of governors, legislators, and state education leaders who aim to improve public education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education. More information on SREB can be found at

Sen. Hickman represents the 4th Senate District which includes Effingham, Bulloch, Candler, Evans, and a portion of Chatham counties. He may be reached at 404-463-1371 or by email at