Campus News

Committee seeks executive director of legal affairs for UGA

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has appointed a committee to conduct a national search to fill the position of executive director of the university’s Office of Legal Affairs.

The executive director will report directly to the president and serve on the UGA Cabinet.

Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, the associate dean for faculty development and Herman E. Talmadge Chair in the UGA School of Law, will chair the search committee, which includes administrators and directors from various units of the university.

Committee members are:
· Kellie Casey, director of advocacy in the School of Law
· Janyce Dawkins, director of the Equal Opportunity Office
· Carla Williams, executive associate athletic director in the UGA Athletic Association
· Barrett Malone, director for student conduct, Office of Student Conduct
· Duane Ritter, interim associate vice president of the Office of Human Resources
· Matthew Whitley, director of the Internal Auditing Division
· Jessica Orbock, senior legal adviser, Office of the Vice President for Research, and
general counsel, University of Georgia Research Foundation

The committee will be assisted by the UGA Search Group, headed by senior director Frank DiGiacomo in the Office of Human Resources.

Finalists are expected to be interviewed on the UGA campus in early December. The search committee’s goal is to have the new executive director in place by Jan. 1.

The position announcement is available at For more information on the Office of Legal Affairs, see