Morehead in line for presidency

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Morehead in line for presidency

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UGA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jere Morehead will be UGA’s next president, effective July 1. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the selection in early February.

“Becoming president of the University of Georgia is a dream come true for a UGA graduate who has spent more than half of his life on this campus,” Morehead said. “While the University of Georgia faces economic challenges, if we focus on our academic priorities we will reach new heights. The University is poised, thanks to the quality of the faculty, staff, and students, to become one of the greatest public universities in the United States.”

Morehead has been provost since 2010, prior to that serving as vice president for instruction, vice provost for academic affairs, director of the Honors Program and acting executive director of legal affairs.He is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business, where he has held a faculty appointment since 1986.

He earned his J.D. degree from the UGA School of Law in 1980.

Morehead will succeed President Michael F. Adams, who will step down on June 30 after 16 years in the position.