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Cervero named UGA associate vice president for instruction

Ronald Cervero

Athens, Ga. – Ronald Cervero, a veteran administrator in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been named associate vice president for instruction. The appointment is effective March 1.

Cervero has served as associate dean for outreach and engagement in the College of Education since 2009 and has been a faculty member of the college since 1986.

“Dr. Cervero has a proven record of academic leadership and administration,” said Laura Jolly, vice president for instruction, in announcing the appointment. “He is passionate about the instructional mission and brings a wealth of knowledge and university experience to the position. I am confident that Dr. Cervero will provide outstanding leadership for the Office of the Vice President for Instruction.”

Since Cervero came to UGA 27 years ago as an associate professor of adult education, he has acquired a broad knowledge of UGA and instructional excellence. He has established working relationships with several of the offices and programs reporting to the vice president for instruction through his administrative functions.

Cervero has served as head of the departments of adult education and lifelong education, administration and policy. He currently serves as co-director of UGA’s Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education.

As associate vice president for instruction, Cervero will work with key units and programs within OVPI, providing leadership to improve the levels of support for students. The associate vice president reports directly to the vice president for instruction.

“I am honored to assume this new role as associate vice president for instruction as a means of supporting and strengthening the many dimensions of the university’s instructional programs, as well as working collaboratively with the office’s leadership on this vitally important core mission of the University of Georgia,” Cervero said.