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 …
A 21-person group will pick a replacement for President Michael Adams, who leaves in 2013.
They are drawn from just about every constitutent group involved with the University of Georgia: students, alumni, faculty, staff, regents. And the 23 people named Friday to the UGA Presidential Search Committee will soon be working together to select the next president for the state's flagship institution. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Regent Larry Walker, the former Democratic Majority Leader of the Georgia House, and a college and law school graduate of UGA, will chair the committee. Other member of the Board of Regents on the committee, and the schools with which they are associated, are: Rusty Griffin (UGA), Don Leebern (UGA), Dink NeSmith (UGA), Doreen Poitevint (UGA), Ben Tarbutton III (Ga.Tech) and Philip …