ATLANTA (AP) - University of Georgia President-elect Jere Morehead has named veteran administrator Libby Morris as interim provost.
School officials say Morris has served as vice provost for academic affairs since 2010 and worked closely with the UGA Arts Council, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Performing Arts Center and the Office of Faculty Affairs. Morris has been a faculty member in the school's Institute of Higher Education since 1989 and helped align the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography with UGA.
Morris will begin serving as university provost July 1 - after President Michael Adams retires and Morehead takes his place. University officials say Morris will likely begin assuming additional responsibilities March 1 as Morehead begins transitioning from his role as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs to university president.
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