The Union Recorder

February 4, 2013

UGA provost named next president


The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Georgia Board of Regents votes unanimously to hire Jere Morehead as UGA's next president.

The board met to discuss picking a president for the University of Georgia via teleconference at 2 p.m. Monday.

Last week, officials announced University of Georgia provost Morehead was named the sole finalist for university president. Morehead is a 1980 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law.

When Morehead was named provost in 2009, current UGA President Michael Adams praised his integrity, compassion and institutional knowledge of the university. Morehead previously served UGA as vice president for instruction, vice provost for academic affairs, director of the honors program and acting director of legal affairs.

Adams is set to retire at the end of June.

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