UGA President Jere W. Morehead will welcome Arthur Tripp Jr. to his staff Nov. 11 as assistant to the president. Tripp most recently served as senior policy adviser for U.S. Rep. David Scott, who represents Georgia’s 13th Congressional District in Washington, D.C.
“I am very pleased that Arthur is joining our staff,” Morehead said. “His extensive involvement as a student leader at UGA and his significant professional experience on Capitol Hill have prepared him well for this important position. He will be an outstanding addition to the President’s Office, and I look forward to his contributions.”
In his new role as assistant to the president, Tripp’s primary responsibilities will be focused on student affairs and diversity relations. He also will serve as the liaison to the Staff Council, Retirees Association and Board of Visitors as well as represent the Office of the President in the planning of several annual campus events.
“It is truly an honor to join the Office of the President,” Tripp said. “There is no greater privilege than to serve the administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni of UGA as assistant to the president. I look forward to supporting President Morehead and his vision for this great institution.”
While in Washington, D.C., Tripp served as a member of the UGA School of Public and International Affairs board of directors and as president of the Georgia State Society board of directors.
Tripp was named a member of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 by the UGA Alumni Association earlier this year, an honor given to alumni younger than 40 who have made a significant impact in business, leadership, community, educational or philanthropic endeavors.
Tripp graduated from UGA in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the School of Public and International Affairs.