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Search committee named to seek vice president for instruction at UGA

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a search committee to begin a national search to fill the position of vice president for instruction.

Jennifer Frum, vice president for public service and outreach, will chair the search committee, which includes recipients of the university’s highest teaching honor, representatives of units that report to the vice president for instruction as well as a staff member and an Honors student.

Additional search committee members are:
• Keith Bailey, director of the Office of Online Learning;
• K. Paige Carmichael, Meigs Professor of veterinary pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine;
• T.W. Cauthen, assistant vice president for academic, campus, and community partnerships in the Division of Student Affairs;
• Charles N. Davis, dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication;
• Mugdha Joshi, a 2014 CURO Summer Fellow and a biology and anthropology major in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences;
• Jerome Legge, associate provost for academic planning and professor of public administration and policy in the School of Public and International Affairs;
• John Maltese, Albert Berry Saye and Meigs Professor and head of the department of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs;
• Nancy McDuff, associate vice president for admissions and enrollment management;
• Marisa Pagnattaro, Meigs Professor of legal studies in the Terry College of Business; and
• Toni Rogers, director of instruction fiscal affairs.

The committee will be assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources.

Laura Jolly, who has served as vice president for instruction since 2010, recently announced that she will return to the faculty of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences on Dec. 15.

“During her tenure as vice president for instruction, Dr. Jolly played key roles in the launch of the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program and the implementation of Athena, UGA’s new student information system,” Whitten said. “I appreciate her service to the university and her dedication to students.”

The Office of the Vice President for Instruction supports and enhances teaching and learning at UGA, with particular emphasis on undergraduate education. The vice president for instruction reports directly to the provost and oversees academic honesty policy and procedures, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Air Force and Army ROTC, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Curriculum Systems, the Division of Academic Enhancement, Extended Campuses, the First-Year Odyssey Seminar Program, Learning Communities, the Office of Online Education, the Office of STEM Education, the Office of Student Financial Aid, the Office of the Registrar, the pre-law and pre-medical studies programs, the Washington Semester Program and-jointly with the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach-the Office of Service-Learning. To learn more, see