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Finalists for dean of Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to visit UGA

Athens, Ga. – Four finalists for the position of dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia will visit campus in February to meet with members of the university community.

A search committee chaired by Sheila Allen, dean of UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, conducted a national search to identify the finalists. The committee was assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources.

Each finalist will make a public presentation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Tate Student Center Reception Hall (room 135). The finalists and the dates of their presentation are:

• Michael Evans, interim dean and associate professor, Indiana University School of Journalism, Feb. 14;

• Jeffrey Springston, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor, UGA’s Grady College, Feb. 18;

• Charles Davis, professor, University of Missouri School of Journalism and facilitator, Mizzou Advantage program, Office of the Provost, Feb. 25; and

• Derina Holtzhausen, director and professor, Oklahoma State University School of Media and Strategic Communications, Feb. 27.

Established in 1915, the Grady College offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising, public relations, digital and broadcast journalism, and mass media arts. The college offers two graduate degrees and is home to the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information about the Grady College, see