Interim appointments have been made to fill two positions held by Steve Wrigley, who on July 1 became executive vice chancellor for administration for the University System of Georgia.
UGA President Michael F. Adams has appointed J. Griffin “Griff” Doyle interim vice president for government relations. Provost Jere Morehead has appointed Jennifer Frum interim vice president for public service and outreach. Both appointments were effective July 1.
“Griff Doyle’s long service in state government and at the university makes him a perfect choice to step in immediately and lead our government relations efforts,” Adams said. “He has worked at the state capitol and in Washington. He knows the state and loves the university.”
Doyle will serve for the next six months while the university conducts a national search for a permanent vice president.
Doyle has been director of federal relations since 2003, when the position was created. In that role, he serves as a liaison with federal legislators and government agencies.
“Dr. Frum will bring a high level of energy and ability to this role as we seek to implement the new strategic plan adopted by the various units in public service and outreach,” said Morehead.
Frum, interim director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, has served at the institute since 2006: first as interim director of its International Center, then as assistant director with programmatic and administrative responsibilities across its divisions. Later, she served as deputy director, overseeing daily operations.
Frum has agreed to serve for the next six to nine months while the university conducts a nationwide search for a permanent vice president.
Regarding Wrigley’s appointment, Adams said, “For years, Steve Wrigley has been at the forefront of this state’s leadership, making a real difference for all Georgians. As chief of staff for Gov. [Zell] Miller, director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, and in leading the university’s external affairs, government relations and public service efforts, he has skillfully impacted this state and this university for the good. We at UGA are most grateful for his service here, and look forward to working with Steve in his new role, for which he is most qualified and deserving.”