Posted: 3:02 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Staff writer Katie Leslie contributed to this report.
UGA’s next president
Jere Morehead is the sole finalist to serve as the next president of the University of Georgia. He has spent nearly half his career at the college.
Childhood: A native of Lakeland, Fla., who moved to Atlanta as a teenager with his family.
Education: He enrolled at Georgia State University when he was just 16 and graduated four years later in 1977. He was 23 when he earned a degree from the UGA School of Law in 1980.
Work experience: U.S. attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1980 to 1986. He joined the UGA faculty in 1986 as an assistant professor in the Terry College of Business. After serving as a visiting professor at the University of Michigan in 1995, he returned to the UGA faculty in 1996 and joined the UGA administration in 1998, serving as vice president for instruction, vice provost for academic affairs, director of the honors program, and acting executive director of legal affairs. He has been the provost since 2010.
Awards/Honors: Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal, Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Terry College of Business Teacher of the Year Award, and the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Award, UGA’s highest honor for teaching excellence.
Memberships: Vice chair of the UGA Research Foundation, vice chair of the Georgia Athletic Association, and a trustee of the UGA Foundation and the UGA Real Estate Foundation.
Source: University of Georgia.
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