UGA President Emeritus Michael F. Adams was named chancellor of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Adams, who served as UGA president from 1997-2013, will serve as an advisor to Pepperdine President Andrew K. Benton. As chancellor, Adams will focus on leading major initiatives and strengthening the university’s endowment, according to a Pepperdine University news release.
Adams was vice president of academic affairs at Pepperdine from 1982-1988.
“I am honored and delighted at this stage in my career to have the opportunity to serve an organization that I care deeply about,” Adams said. “With President Benton’s leadership and the support of the administration, I look forward to once again being part of the Pepperdine community and adding value to this fine institution that boasts a legacy of excellence.”
Adams also was named to the advisory board of the Cuba Consortium, a group that will lobby for normalized relations between Cuba and the U.S. That advisory board is co-chaired by former U.S. Sens. Nancy Kassebaum and Tom Daschle.