Posted: 7:27 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Staff writer Kristina Torres contributed to this article.
Challenges for UGA’s next president
Financial struggles will be one of the greatest challenges waiting for the next president of the University of Georgia as state funding has dropped since the recession.
Fiscal year … State appropriations … Enrollment
2008 … $373.8 million … 33,831
2009 … $356.1 million … 34,180
2010 … $290.8 million … 34,885
2011 … $308.7 million … 34,677
2012 … $293.3 million … 34,816
2013 … $291.6 million* … 34,518
NOTE: Lawmakers are currently debating the amended FY 2013 budget. Figure is based on proposed reductions.
Source: University System of Georgia
About Jere Morehead
Jere Morehead is the sole finalist to serve as the next president of the University of Georgia.
Childhood: A native of Lakeland, Fla., he moved to Atlanta as a teenager with his family.
Education: Enrolled at Georgia State University at 16 and graduated four years later in 1977 with a bachelor of arts. Earned a juris doctor from the UGA School of Law in 1980.
Work experience: Assistant U.S. Attorney for Department of Justice from 1980 to 1986. He joined the UGA faculty in 1986 teaching 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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