Campus News

Senior external affairs VP search committee formed

A committee has been formed to recommend candidates for the position of senior vice president for external affairs. The committee will seek a permanent successor to Steve W. Wrigley, who held the position from 2002 until January of this year when he became vice president for government relations and director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Tom S. Landrum, former chief of staff to UGA President Michael F. Adams, has served as interim senior vice president for external affairs since Jan. 1.

Tim Burgess, senior vice president for finance and administration, is chair of the committee, which plans to submit a list of finalists to President Adams by the end of this calendar year. In addition to Burgess, committee members are Katie Bowers, Student Government Association president; Alan Darvill, Regents Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and plant biology, and director of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center; Andrew M. “Jack” Head, a trustee of the Arch Foundation; Cynthia Hoke, news service director; Keith Oelke, executive director of gift and estate planning; Shannon Scott, president of Staff Council and assistant editor in the Office of Continuing Legal Education; John P. Spalding, past chair of the Arch Foundation; and William K. Vencill, professor of crop and soil sciences and chair of the University Council Executive Committee.