UGA Launches National Search for Agricultural Dean

Clint Thompson Georgia

By Sam Fahmy

University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost S. Jack Hu has appointed a 24-member committee to begin a national search for candidates for the position of dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

The committee is co-chaired by Jennifer Frum, vice president for Public Service and Outreach, and Dale Greene, dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. It includes faculty, staff and student representation, as well as representatives from industry and state government. In addition, the university will retain an external search firm to help identify candidates.

Samuel Pardue, who has led the college since 2016, recently announced that he will be stepping down as dean on June 30.

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