Finalist for UGA presidency is a lawyer
4:23 pm, January 28th, 2013
University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead has emerged as the sole finalist for university president, the university announced today.
“I am honored and humbled to have been selected by the chancellor, the chairman and the Board of Regents as the finalist for president of the University of Georgia,” Morehead said in a written statement. “I look forward to making further statements regarding this wonderful opportunity to continue serving the University of Georgia after the board completes its process in the coming days.”
Morehead, who is also senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business, is a 1980 graduate of UGA’s law school.
He was an assistant U.S. attorney with the Department of Justice from 1980-86 and was editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal, according to a UGA news release.
Current UGA President Michael Adams announced last year that he would step down effective June 30. The Board of Regents has not said when it will take final action on selection of a new president except that it will be “at a future meeting.”