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March 2, 2015   Columns Articles | Inside UGA | Committee named to seek UGA-Griffin campus director

Committee named to seek UGA-Griffin campus director

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By Sam Fahmy | March 2, 2015
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Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of assistant provost and campus director at UGA-Griffin.

Russell Mumper, vice provost for academic affairs, will chair the search committee, which includes faculty, staff, student and alumni representatives.

Additional search committee members are Jennifer Cannon, an associate professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Center for Food Safety; Kathleen Chumbley, president of the UGA-Griffin Student Advisory Council and a fourth-year student majoring in general business.; L. Steven Dempsey, associate vice president for public service and outreach; Kisha Faulk, Family and Consumer Sciences program development coordinator for UGA Extension; Sheldon Hammond, Northwest District extension director for UGA Extension; Yen-Con Hung, a professor of food science and technology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Chrystal McDowell, assistant director of student affairs at UGA-Griffin; Robyn Ovrick, a lecturer in the College of Education's mathematics and science education department; Daniel Suiter, a professor of entomology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and Judson H. Turner, director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and a UGA alumnus.

The assistant provost and campus director of UGA-Griffin will oversee all research, extension and instructional programs at UGA-Griffin. This new position will be the senior most administrator at UGA-Griffin. The assistant provost and campus director will report dually to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost to support instructional missions and to the dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to support the research and extension missions of the college. The position also will coordinate UGA-Griffin's interaction and partnerships with community and business leaders.

Located 40 miles south of Atlanta, the UGA-Griffin campus was established in 1888 as the Georgia Experiment Station. It houses extension services for the people of Georgia as well as internationally recognized research programs. In 2005, it launched academic programs to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Undergraduate degree-completion programs as well as graduate degrees at UGA-Griffin are offered through UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Education, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and Terry College of Business.

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