The Georgia Board of Regents has voted unanimously to hire University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead to succeed Michael Adams as university president.
Board members voted Monday to hire Morehead, a 1980 graduate of the University of Georgia Law School, who also served as senior vice president for academic affairs. He becomes the 22nd president of the university.
A presidential search committee named Morehead as the sole finalist for the position last week. In mid-December the committee, headed by attorney and former state lawmaker Larry Walker, announced the field had been narrowed to nine candidates -- five of whom were college presidents.
Adams, who has praised Morehead for his integrity and institutional knowledge of the university, is set to retire in June.
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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