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End of an era - Cover Story
June 2013 Issue
Sixteen years,” says President Michael F. Adams. “Where did it go?” At the start of a long interview in February, Adams is almost wistful. Soon, however, he is ticking off his career’s proudest accomplishments: the creation of five new colleges and schools including a College of Engineering, which opened just last year; a partnership with the Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Regents University at Augusta), housed on UGA’s Health Sciences Campus; a significant increase in fundraising; and “acres of asphalt we have removed, and the acres of green space we’ve created.” Accompanied by press, Michael F. Adams walks through the Arch on his first visit to campus after being named the 21st president of UGA in 1997. Photo by Peter Frey. Still, the buildings and campus improvements compete in his memory with the narrative and relationships Adams has forged over the years. At 65, he is stepping down from the job he has held since 1997. He’ll take a year …
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