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Jere Morehead named vice president for instruction

Jere Morehead

Jere W. Morehead, interim vice president for instruction at UGA, has been chosen to fill the position permanently. Provost Arnett C. Mace Jr. said he is appointing Morehead as permanent vice president on the recommendation of a committee that conducted a national search to fill the position. The appointment became effective Feb. 1 following approval by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Morehead is an award-winning teacher who has devoted much of his attention to classroom instruction since joining the UGA faculty in 1986. He has been interim vice president since Dec. 1 when Del Dunn retired from the post. Previously he was vice provost for academic affairs.

“Jere Morehead has demonstrated vision and leadership for improvement of the instructional programs at the University of Georgia,” said Mace. “His experience coupled with his commitment to instruction at the university is unparalleled. I look forward to his significant leadership in advancing our instructional mission.”

UGA President Michael F. Adams said the appointment reflects the university’s outstanding academic strength.

“The fact that a national search recognizes Jere as the best candidate for this position is a powerful statement about the caliber of our faculty and administration,” said Adams. “Jere is a proven leader in enriching ­undergraduate education, and I’m delighted that our students will continue to benefit from his enthusiasm, creativity and commitment.”

Morehead will continue to serve as the university’s faculty athletics representative and as an officer of the Georgia Athletic Association, positions he has held since 2003. He was chair of the search committee that recommended Damon Evans as UGA’s athletic director.

Morehead has taught Honors classes and seminars during his entire career at UGA. In addition to the Meigs professorship—UGA’s highest teaching honor—he also has received the Richard Russell Teaching Award.

He was adviser for the moot court program in the School of Law for nine years, helping student teams win five national championships. His scholarly publications include more than 30 books, book chapters and articles.