The position of vice president for instruction at the University of Georgia will be filled on an interim basis by Jere W. Morehead when Del Dunn retires in December.
Provost Arnett C. Mace Jr. announced that Morehead, currently vice provost for academic affairs, will hold the position while a national search is conducted to fill it permanently.
Morehead, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, has been a faculty member in the legal studies department since 1986. He was appointed vice provost in August 2004. Previously he was associate provost and director of the university’s Honors Program and Foundation Fellows Program from 1999 to 2004.
“Vice provost Morehead’s extensive experience, demonstrated leadership and commitment to instruction make him the ideal person to assume the interim vice president for instruction position,” Mace said. “I am confident that he will continue to provide outstanding leadership and service in this capacity.”