Ray Covington, superintendent of the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Blairsville, Georgia, has been honored with the President’s Award from the Research Center Administrators Society.
Covington received the award during the society’s annual meeting, held online on Jan. 29. The virtual format drew 86 directors from 38 states.
“This award is presented to the outgoing president,” said Don Hubbell, director of the Livestock and Forestry Station for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and its Agricultural Experiment Station. “Ray Covington has served in all of the leadership roles—secretary, vice president and president—as well as numerous committees for the Research Center Administrator’s Society. His leadership has been a benefit to us all.”
The Research Center Administrators Society is a national nonprofit organization whose membership is composed of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and USDA administrators.