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Morehead named president of Southeastern Conference

UGA President Jere W. Morehead. (UGA photo)

He continues to serve on NCAA Board of Governors and Board of Directors

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Southeastern Conference, beginning July 1.

As president, Morehead will chair the SEC’s Executive Committee, a seven-member panel that approves the SEC operating budget and oversees the conference’s fiscal affairs, among other duties. Morehead has served as SEC vice president for the past two years.

Last August, Morehead was appointed to the NCAA Division I Board of Governors and Board of Directors. The NCAA Board of Governors is the highest governance body in the NCAA, tasked with overseeing association-wide issues and ensuring that each division operates in accordance with NCAA policies and principles. He continues to serve on both boards.

Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida, was elected SEC vice president, while Ron Rychlak, faculty athletics representative at the University of Mississippi, was elected secretary.