Campus News

UGA president named to search committee for next chancellor

UGA President Michael F. Adams has been appointed to the search committee that will be seeking the 12th chancellor of the University System of Georgia. The new chancellor will succeed Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr., who is retiring June 30, 2011.

The search committee will develop a position description through discussions with important higher education constituencies across Georgia and will work with the executive search firm of R. William Funk and Associates of Dallas, Texas, to conduct a national search.

In addition to Adams, other members of the search committee are: Regent Kessel Stelling Jr., who will serve as the search committee chair; Willis Potts, chair of the board of regents; Regent Kenneth R. Bernard Jr.; Regent Robert F. Hatcher; Regent Wanda Yancey Rodwell; Regent Benjamin J. Tarbutton III; Regent Richard L. Tucker; Regent Emeritus Elridge W. McMillan; Glenda Battle, chair, board of directors of the Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition; Linda Bleicken, president, Armstrong Atlantic State University; Mike Cassidy, president and CEO, Georgia Research Alliance; Kelly Henson, executive secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission; Susan Herbst, USG executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer (ex officio member); Hugh Hudson, professor of history at Georgia State University and executive secretary of the American Association of University Professors; John Lester, assistant vice president for university relations at Columbus State University; Gary McGaha, president, Atlanta Metropolitan College; Lin Mei, director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics at the Medical College of Georgia; Alton Standifer, member, Georgia Southern University Student Advisory Council; Craig Turner, professor of mathematics at Georgia College and State University; and Philip Wilheit Sr., president of Wilheit Packaging LLC.

Details regarding the committee’s first meeting will be finalized and announced at a future date. The regents have established a special website ( for the search.