As the chief academic officer at the University of Georgia, the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost guides efforts to promote a campus environment centered on teaching, research and public service.
Jere Morehead was named senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in fall 2009, following a national search. He has served UGA in several leadership positions since joining the faculty in 1986, including vice president for instruction and vice provost for academic affairs. On February 4, 2013, the Board of Regents announced that Provost Morehead will assume the role of President of the University effective July 1.
UGA will spotlight its arts programs and venues during a nine-day festival in November that includes concerts, theater and dance performances, art exhibitions, poetry readings, film festivals, discussions on the arts and creativity, and more. The 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival, to be held Nov. 7-15, will follow the pattern of the inaugural Spotlight festival that attracted nearly 15,000 attendees.