Mace to leave provost job

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Arnett Mace

Provost Arnett Mace will step down in January, retiring after 18 years at UGA, the last seven as chief academic officer for the university.

Mace began his UGA career in 1991 as dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. In 1995, he also took on the role of associate director of the Georgia Experiment Station and Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. Prior to that he was director of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida and head of the department of forest resources at the University of Minnesota.

After retiring as provost, Mace will continue working part-time for two years to put in place the university’s medical education partnership with the Medical College of Georgia at the Navy Supply Corps School property. He has led UGA’s efforts to establish the partnership, which will train new physicians and health workers for the state.

Jere Morehead, vice president for instruction and Meigs Professor of Legal Studies at UGA, will take over as provost on Jan. 1.