UGA president gets leadership award

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President Michael F. Adams received the 2013 Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III. The award, one of the CASE III’s most prestigious honors, recognizes annually an outstanding president, chancellor, headmaster or system head of a CASE III member institution. Under Adams’ leadership, student quality has risen steadily, and UGA has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 20 public research universities for eight out of the past 10 years. The university began a medical partnership with Georgia Health Sciences University in 2010 and established an engineering college in July. It is Adams’ last year as president. He will rstep down on June 30, 2013.