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Legge named UGA interim associate provost for academic planning

Athens, Ga. – Jerome Legge, associate dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, has been named interim associate provost for academic planning at UGA effective Jan. 1.

Jere Morehead, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, announced the appointment. Bob Boehmer, who has served as associate provost for academic planning at UGA, recently was named interim president of East Georgia College by University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Boehmer’s appointment begins next month.

“While Dr. Legge will follow in the footsteps of a superb administrator, I am confident that his distinguished service as an academic administrator and faculty member will serve him well in leading the Office of Academic Planning,” Morehead said.

The Office of Academic Planning is responsible for coordinating the university’s accreditation process and implementation of the institution’s strategic plan. The office also handles program review and assessment at the institutional level. The Office of Institutional Research also is a unit of academic planning.

“I am very glad that Provost Morehead has provided this opportunity that will allow me to utilize some of my research interests in program planning and evaluation outside of the classroom,” said Legge. “In addition, I look forward to working more with the staff of the Office of Academic Planning, several of whom I worked with closely during UGA’s recent accreditation process.”

Legge has been affiliated with UGA since 1980 and served as director of the highly ranked master of public administration program in the School of Public and International Affairs from 1981-2002. He teaches graduate courses in research methods and program evaluation in the department of public administration and policy and an undergraduate course on the Holocaust and contemporary German politics in the department of international affairs.