Monday, February 4, 2013
Morehead will officially replace University of Georgia President Michael Adams on July 1, according to a news release.
Monday, February 4
University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead was officially named UGA's next president on Monday, according to a news release from the university system's Board of Regents. Morehead was announced as the sole finalist for the job last week. Morehead, who will replace UGA President Michael Adams, will take over on July 1, according to the release. “Jere has devoted the bulk of his career to the University of Georgia and he has a great passion for the University and its service to students and the State of Georgia,” Board of Regents Chair “Dink” NeSmith says in the release. “He knows the University and it became clear to all involved in the search that he is the right person to take UGA forward. He has tremendous challenges ahead and the Board…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The search took the committee members back to the UGA campus.
Reared in Lakeland, Florida, Jere Morehead moved as a teenager to DeKalb County with his family when his father was transferred. He graduated from Southwest Dekalb, then went to Georgia state, finishing in 1977. He came to UGA for law school, and left for a few years after he graduated in 1980, working for the U.S. Department of Justice for six years. In 1986, he returned to UGA to join the faculty. And though he has spent time elsewhere--teaching one year at the University of Michigan Law School--Jere Morehead has never left the university. He has taught classes. He has advised student groups. He's done research and published articles. He's been on more boards and committees than you can shake an iPhone at. And, for the past several …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Here are some social media responses to the current provost's likely ascent to president of the University of Georgia.
Now the provost, Morehead has spent his academic career at Georgia.
University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jere W. Morehead, responds to the search committee's decision: "I am honored and humbled to have been selected by the chancellor, the chairman and the Board of Regents as the finalist for president of the University of Georgia. I look forward to making further statements regarding this wonderful opportunity to continue serving the University of Georgia after the board completes its process in the coming days.” Did the committee choose wisely? Is Morehead the best choice to lead the state's flagship institution? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The Board of Regents will have the final sayso.
Monday, January 28
From a press release put out by the Board of Regents: Board of Regents Chair “Dink” Nesmith and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced the name of the finalist for the University of Georgia presidency, Jere Morehead. Morehead is currently the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost at UGA. He previously served as UGA’s vice president for Instruction, vice provost for Academic Affairs, director of the Honors Program, and acting executive director of Legal Affairs. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Morehead is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business where he has had a faculty appointment since 1986. In his current position, the deans of the …