University of Georgia President Michael Adams is leaving office after 16 years of service, clearing the way for President-elect Jere Morehead to officially begin in his new role. Morehead, who previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs, is set to take office Monday.
In his final state of the university speech Thursday, University of Georgia President Michael Adams called for creating a College of Fine Arts and a School of Marine Science. He also said Georgia needs to expand doctor training and biomedical research by the state’s public universities.
A committee searching for the University of Georgia's next president has narrowed the field of candidates to nine. The committee’s chairman didn’t release names but said all are currently in the academic world.
The chairman of the search committee looking for a new president for the University of Georgia says the field is down to a dozen candidates. But state Board of Regents member and search committee Chairman Larry Walker said more applicants could be added to the list before the final cuts are made.
Longtime University of Georgia President Michael Adams is retiring. Officials familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that Adams will make a formal announcement Thursday at the UGA campus in Athens. The officials say he will retire in June 2013 after more than 15 years at the helm of the state's flagship university.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has called on the University of Georgia to reconsider its decision to tear down Rutherford Hall and replace it with a bigger dormitory. Support is growing to save the building. Rutherford Hall was one of the first women’s dormitories on campus and is located in the complex where Charlayne Hunter-Gault lived when she integrated the university in the 1960's.