Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives205 Administration Building
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.
Margaret A. “Meg” Amstutz
Associate Provost for Academic Programs201 New College
Athens, Ga. 30602-1685
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 UGA Arts Counci, the Honorary Degree Committee and co-chairs UGA’s Commencement Committee. She also coordinates the selection process for major academic awards administered by the Provost’s Office, including the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorships. Serving as UGA’s Accreditation Liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), she ensures that compliance with accreditation requirements is incorporated into the institution’s planning and evaluation processes. Her current biographical summary is here.
Sarah F. Covert
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs225 New College
Athens, Ga. 30602-1685
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.
Associate Provost for Academic Fiscal Affairs212 New College
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.
Assistant to the Provost(706) 583-0506
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.
Director of Public Relations for Academic Affairs105 Administration Building
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.
Public Relations Specialist107 Administration Building
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.
Administrative Specialist for the Provost & Special Projects(706) 542-0415
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.
Administrative Specialist for the Vice Provost(706) 542-5806
Frye's duties include providing general administrative support for the office, 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.