Jere Morehead will be the first University of Georgia alumnus to lead the institution in more than four decades, under action the State Board of Regents took Monday.
Morehead, the current provost, will become president July 1. He replaces Michael Adams who is stepping down June 30 after leading the college for 16 years.
Morehead, 56, has spent the majority of his career at the school. He earned a law degree from UGA and started teaching legal studies in the Terry College of Business in 1986. He has moved up the college’s administrative ranks and has served as provost since 2010.
The last UGA graduate to lead the institution was Fred Davison, who was appointed president in 1967 and served until 1986.