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Arthur Dunning

Arthur Dunning, vice president for public service and outreach at UGA since 2000, will leave Georgia at the end of March to become vice chancellor of international programs and outreach for the University of Alabama System.

Dunning was instrumental in expanding UGA’s public service and outreach programs during his decade in Athens. He enhanced the university’s profile in other areas of the state by creating the Archway Partnership, which pairs university expertise with needs identified by community members to drive economic growth. He also established the Office of Service-Learning in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Instruction to support faculty members as they integrate community service with academic coursework.

The move to Tuscaloosa is a coming home of sorts for Dunning, who was among the first class of African-American undergraduates admitted to the University of Alabama after the university was desegregated in 1963.