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Former Dean of GSW School of Computing and Mathematics Boris Peltsverger announces retirement

Former Dean of Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) School of Computing and Mathematics Boris Peltsverger will be retiring effective January 1, 2020 after serving GSW for 22 years.

Speaking about his time on campus, Peltsverger noted his pride in the graduates the computer science program has produced over the years. “Our students are employed by companies like Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Amazon,” said Peltsverger. “Although GSW is a small school, talented students can still be successful.”

During Peltsverger’s tenure, the computer science and mathematics programs recruited skilled faculty with practical experience in their fields. The programs have also received numerous grants over the years, including a $1.6 million grant from the NCR Corporation, a $250,000 grant from Motorola, and a $43,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

“Boris has shown great leadership to our computer science and math programs for over 20 years,” said GSW President Neal Weaver. “His knowledge and experience in computer science will be greatly missed, and I wish him the best in him retirement.”

A native of Russia, Peltsverger has an extensive background in computer science. He taught computer science at his alma mater in Chelyabinsk, Russia for 26 years, progressing from research associate to department chairman. After emigrating to the United States in 1996, Peltsverger joined Georgia Southwestern as an associate professor in 1997. After two years at GSW, he was promoted to Dean of the School of Computing and Mathematics. Peltsverger served as dean for 20 years until the University restructured its academic departments in 2019.

Peltsverger is an alumnus of Chelyabinsk State Technical University in Russia, where he earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Systems Analysis.

Peltsverger also completed a post-doctoral program in computer science at Moscow State University. He and his wife have two adult children.