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Presidential investiture ceremony to be held Nov. 19

The investiture of Jere W. Morehead as UGA’s 22nd president will take place Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. in the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall on East Campus.

Open to the public, the ceremony will include remarks from Governor Nathan Deal; Henry M. “Hank” Huckaby, chancellor of the University System of Georgia; William “Dink” NeSmith, chair of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia; and Nancy B. Denson, mayor of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Julie E. Carnes will preside over the ceremony, and U.S. District Court Judge Steve C. Jones will bring the welcome. The president also will be greeted by representatives from faculty, staff, students and alumni before providing the investiture address.

The investiture, a ceremony in which the leader of an institution is vested with the garments, insignia or ornaments signifying the authority of the office, will be broadcast live on Channel 15 of the UGA and Charter cable systems and streamed live at Additional viewing areas include the Ramsey Concert Hall in Hodgson Hall, the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium in the Georgia Museum of Art and the Tate Student Center Theatre.

After a national search that culminated in February, the board of regents chose Morehead as the university’s president, a position he started on July 1.

Morehead served as UGA’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost from 2010 until June 30 of this year. His previous positions at UGA include vice president for instruction, vice provost for academic affairs, associate provost and director of the Honors Program and acting executive director of legal affairs.

A reception will be held following the investiture on the Performing Arts Quadrangle.