Staff Directory

Libby Morris

Libby V. Morris

Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

203 Administration Building
Athens, 30602-1651
(706) 542-0415
provost@uga.edu

Libby V. Morris was appointed interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost in July. Her current biographical summary is here.

Michelle Cook

Michelle Cook

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives

205 Administration Building
Athens, 30602-1651
(706) 542-0415
mgcook@uga.edu

Cook has served as Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives since 2017. In this role, she plans and implements programs that span units across campus while also providing strategic leadership to the Office of Institutional Diversity, where she previously served as associate provost. In her role as Vice Provost, Cook works with academic and administrative units across campus to support institutional initiatives such as textbook affordability, the New Approaches to Promote Diversity and Inclusion grants program, which is sponsored by the President’s Office, and promoting female leadership development. She also chairs the university’s Diversity Advisory Council. Her current biographical summary is here.

Russell Mumper

Russell Mumper

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

204 Administration Building
Athens, 30602-1651
(706) 542-5806
mumper@uga.edu

Mumper joined the University of Georgia as its Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in 2014 following a national search. In this role, he operationalizes major initiatives of the Provost’s Office and advises the Provost on matters and policies relating to academic, faculty and student affairs. Mumper is UGA’s point person for accreditation and serves as UGA’s Accreditation Liaison to SACSCOC. He chairs several university-wide committees, including the UGA Arts Council, the UGA Interprofessional Education Leadership Committee, and the Executive Committee for UGA’s Environmental Health and Safety Management System. He also oversees five institutes, centers and offices that report to the Provost’s Office, including the Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness (OAIE). OAIE is responsible for UGA’s accreditation, the academic and support unit review process at UGA, and for monitoring progress toward UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan. His current biographical summary is here.

Meg Amstutz

Margaret A. “Meg” Amstutz

Associate Provost for Academic Programs

201 New College
Athens, Ga. 30602-1685
(706) 542-0383
mamstutz@uga.edu

Amstutz works directly with the Office of the President and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost to ensure that institutional academic programs and policies reflect the goals, aspirations, and mission of the institution. She leads the Office of Academic Programs, which oversees a variety of academic initiatives, including the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program, the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, and Phi Beta Kappa. She chairs the Honorary Degree Committee and co-chairs UGA’s Commencement Committee. She is responsible for UGA's Signature Lectures, including the Charter Lectures and Founders Day Lecture. She also coordinates the selection process for major academic awards administered by the Provost’s Office, including the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorships. Her current biographical summary is here.

Sarah F. Covert

Sarah F. Covert

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

225 New College
Athens, Ga. 30602-1685
706-542-9389
covert@uga.edu

Covert was appointed Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs in 2015, and her position was elevated to the Associate Provost level in 2016. Covert leads the Office of Faculty Affairs, which handles faculty-related records and policies including appointments, promotion, tenure, instructor credentials, and UGA Elements. The Office of Faculty Affairs also offers programs in support of faculty and leadership development. Covert has been a faculty member in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources since 1993 and served as its Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2009-2014. Her current biographical summary is here.

Chris Miller

Christina Miller

Associate Provost for Academic Fiscal Affairs

212 New College
Athens, 30602-1695

(706) 583-0337
chrisjm@uga.edu

Miller joined the Provost's Office in 2003. She leads the Office of Academic Fiscal Affairs, which is responsible for the fiscal affairs of the Provost's Office, including support for budget development and financial administration of UGA’s schools, colleges and other units.

Will Richardson

Will Richardson

Assistant to the Provost

(706) 583-0506
willr@uga.edu

Richardson joined the Provost’s Office in 2014 and previously served as Senior Human Resources Managing Consultant for the UGA Search Group, where he managed executive-level searches for the university. He earned his bachelor’s degree in religion and a master’s degree in public administration from UGA, and he is currently a student in the PhD program at the Institute for Higher Education. His responsibilities include directing the daily operations of the Office of the Provost, including management of the administrative staff, overall coordination of the Provost’s activities, and support for strategic academic initiatives, as well as serving as a liaison to Provost’s direct reports, the President’s Office, and external constituencies.

Sam Fahmy

Sam Fahmy

Director of Public Relations for Academic Affairs

105 Administration Building
Athens, 30602-1651
(706) 583-0727
sfahmy@uga.edu

Fahmy joined the Provost’s Office in 2012 and previously served as News Director for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from UGA and a master’s degree in science and technology journalism from Texas A&M. His responsibilities include overseeing external communications for the Provost’s Office and its initiatives.

Camie Williams

Camie Williams

Public Relations Specialist

107 Administration Building
Athens, 30602-1651
(706) 583-0728
camiew@uga.edu

Williams joined the Provost’s Office in 2014 following an 13-year career as a reporter at the Gwinnett Daily Post. In addition to producing UGA’s Diversity Newsletter, she provides communications support for the UGA Arts Council and several other campus initiatives.

Stacia Fink

Stacia Fink

Administrative Specialist for the Provost & Special Projects

(706) 542-0415
staciaf@uga.edu

Fink’s duties include providing administrative and project support for the office, scheduling meetings and booking travel for the Provost, event planning and support for central classroom scheduling. She joined the Provost’s Office in 2015 after working as a human resources specialist for UGA Food Services. Fink graduated from UGA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Michael Frye

Michael Frye

Administrative Specialist for the Vice Provost

(706) 542-5806
mikefrye@uga.edu

Frye's duties include providing general administrative support for the office, scheduling meetings for the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, managing all routine financial transactions, support for the Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness, support for the Arts Council and assisting with various research projects. He joined the Provost’s Office in 2016 from the Army ROTC office, where he was the university liaison in charge of all UGA-related administrative functions. Michael graduated from UGA with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs.