It was somewhat clear when Jere Morehead was named the “sole finalist” for the President of the University to follow Dr. Michael Adams after his retirement at the end of June. Today, the Board of Regents made it official. WXIA 11Alive has the news:
“Becoming president of the University of Georgia is a dream come true for a UGA graduate who has spent more than half of his life on this campus,” Morehead said in a statement. “The university is poised, thanks to the quality of the faculty, staff and students, to become one of the greatest public universities in the United States.”
Morehead earned his J.D. from the UGA School of Law and served as a United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice for six years. He has been a member of UGA’s faculty since 1986, first as an assistant professor of legal studies, then later becoming the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business.
I’ll admit when the news first broke of him being the sole finalist that I had not heard of him. Since then I have heard nothing but the highest praise for him from people close to the University whom I trust. I look forward to having Jere Morehead as the President of my alma mater.