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UGA Provost Mace announces office reorganization; Brown to become first administrative fellow

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Monday, July 2, 2007

Writer: Larry B. Dendy , 706/542-8078, ldendy@uga.edu Contact: Arnett C. Mace Jr. , 706/583-0506, amace@uga.edu

UGA Provost Mace announces office reorganization; Brown to become first administrative fellow

Athens, Ga. — Arnett C. Mace Jr., the University of Georgia's senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, has announced a reorganization of his office staff that includes creating a rotating one-year fellowship for faculty members interested in obtaining administrative experience.

Mace said he is making the changes to reduce the size of his staff, better utilize staff members' skills to meet critical office needs, and assist staff members in attaining long-range professional goals. He said the following changes were effective July 1:

- The position of vice provost for academic affairs has been eliminated. The position has been filled on an interim basis since Dec. 1 by Bob Boehmer, who had been associate provost for institutional effectiveness.

- Boehmer will return to his former position, which has been renamed associate provost for institutional effectiveness and extended campus educational programs. Boehmer will have the additional responsibility of overseeing UGA academic programs at Griffin, Tifton and Gwinnett.

- Karen Bauer, who has been filling the position of associate provost for institutional effectiveness on an interim basis since Dec. 1, will return to her former position of director of the Office of Institutional Research. She will stay in that position for six weeks and will then take a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Institute of Higher Education. Bauer already holds an academic appointment on the institute faculty and Mace said this move is in keeping with her desire to move into a teaching and research position.

- Susan Landrum, who has been assistant to the provost, has been named executive assistant to the provost.

- Mace is starting an administrative fellows program that will enable faculty members to gain administrative experience by spending a year working with the provost's office. The first person to hold the fellows position will be Lonnie T. Brown Jr., an associate professor in the School of Law.

"These changes will enhance efficiency and productivity in this office and at the same time help these individuals advance toward obtaining personal career goals," Mace said. "I'm also pleased to offer a valuable training and learning opportunity for faculty who may be interested in future administrative positions."

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