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UGA president, PSO vice president named to Georgia Trend’s most influential list

For the second consecutive year, UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Jennifer Frum have been named to Georgia Trend magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential Georgians.

In its write-up of Morehead for 2017, the magazine noted that in November, UGA launched a $1.2 billion comprehensive capital campaign, the largest in the school’s history. “UGA also set a fundraising record for the third consecutive year—also Morehead’s third year as president—with $183.8 million, a 28 percent increase over the previous year. A Science Learning Center opened in 2016, and construction is underway on the next phase of Terry College’s Business Learning Community,” the magazine said.

The magazine said of Frum, “Outreach is the name of the game for Frum, who leads the PSO’s programs and initiatives, which have a $587 million impact across Georgia through everything from ensuring seafood safety to assisting with downtown development to sponsoring leadership programs. The first-ever certification program for economic developers in Georgia launched in 2016 through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a PSO unit.”