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Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:12am

UGA Presidential Search Ramps Up

The committee charged with finding a new University of Georgia president is working behind closed doors. But according to statements from UGA, the group will be active this fall.

Search consultant Bill Funk held a public forum in Athens on Wednesday. In the coming weeks, the 21-person search committee is expected to establish a pool of top candidates to interview privately.

Funk's outline of the search calls for the committee, after those interviews, to select up to five finalists. The Georgia Board of Regents would then choose a successor to Michael Adams, who is retiring next year.

Seven regents already sit on the search committee, along with seven faculty members; representatives of UGA's students, staff, alumni and foundation. A member of Gov. Nathan Deal's Cabinet also holds a seat.

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