The Administration Building located on North Campus served as the University of Georgia's library from 1905 -1952, and then later served as the Georgia Museum of Art, until it was renovated in 1998. The facility now serves as the home of the Office of the President, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and the Office of the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

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Morehead, Jere W.

Jere W. Morehead

President

Phone: 706-542-1214

president@uga.edu

Jere W. Morehead became the University of Georgia's 22nd president on July 1, 2013, having previously served as UGA's senior vice president for academic affairs and provost since 2010.

President Morehead's career covers a...more

Jere W. Morehead became the University of Georgia's 22nd president on July 1, 2013, having previously served as UGA's senior vice president for academic affairs and provost since 2010.

President Morehead's career covers a wide range of faculty and administrative roles. Prior to 2010, he served UGA in several key administrative assignments, including vice president for instruction, vice provost for academic affairs, associate provost and director of the Honors Program, and acting executive director of legal affairs. From 2003 to 2010, he served as the University's Faculty Athletics Representative.

As UGA President, he also serves as chair of the Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors, chair of the UGA Research Foundation, a UGA Foundation trustee and a UGA Real Estate Foundation trustee. He has been appointed to a one-year term on the Committee of Research Intensive Public Universities by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and is included in Georgia Trend’s 2014 Most Influential list.

President Morehead is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business, where he has held a faculty appointment since 1986. He is a co-author of several books and book chapters, including The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business, and he has published scholarly articles on legal topics ranging from export controls to jury selection. He has served as editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and previously held several other editorial board positions with the ABLJ.

He directed the UGA Law School's Advocacy Program from 1986 to 1995 at a time when the moot court teams he coached won international, national, regional and state championships. In 1995, he served as a visiting professor of business law at the University of Michigan.

President Morehead has received several University-wide teaching awards, including the Josiah Meigs Award — UGA's highest honor for teaching excellence — the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Teacher of the Year Award in the Terry College of Business, and the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award.

Morehead is a native of Lakeland, Florida.  He moved with his family to Atlanta as a teenager, and enrolled at Georgia State University after graduating from high school at the age of 16. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1977.  He entered the University of Georgia School of Law in 1977, where he graduated with a juris doctor degree at the age of 23 in 1980.  After graduation, he served as an assistant United States attorney with the Department of Justice from 1980 to 1986. He is the first alumnus of UGA to be named president since Dr. Fred Davison in 1967.

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President's Office Senior Staff



Pharr, Kathy

Kathy R. Pharr

Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President for Institutional Affairs

Phone: 706-542-0054

pharr@uga.edu

As chief of staff and associate vice president for institutional affairs, Dr. Pharr provides counsel to Morehead and his staff, which reports through her to him. The directors of the University's Equal Opportunity Office, Internal Auditing...more

As chief of staff and associate vice president for institutional affairs, Dr. Pharr provides counsel to Morehead and his staff, which reports through her to him. The directors of the University's Equal Opportunity Office, Internal Auditing Division and Office of Legal Affairs report through her to the president. She provides fiscal oversight of state and UGA Foundation accounts supporting the President's Office; serves as liaison for special events held at the President's House; and oversees house operations. She serves as secretary of University Cabinet and as the liaison to various UGA Foundation boards and affiliated organizations as well as the University Council Executive Committee. She also reviews and makes recommendations related to appeals to the president, among many other duties.

Pharr joined UGA in August 1993 as director of communications and public relations for the School of Law. She served for three years as the president's liaison with the University's facilities and fundraising units and worked closely with the UGA Foundation Board of Trustees and the UGA Real Estate Foundation. From 2004 to 2011, she served as assistant vice president for finance and administration; oversight of the Health Sciences Campus was added in 2011.

Prior to joining UGA, Pharr was a news reporter and anchor in Louisville, Kentucky, and Savannah. She holds three degrees from UGA: a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in journalism, a master's degree in public administration and a doctorate in higher education management.

In 1996, she received the Young Alumnus Award from the Georgia chapter of the Blue Key National Honor Society. Pharr is a campaign cabinet member for the United Way of Northeast Georgia and is active in church and school organizations.

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Tripp, Arthur

Arthur Tripp, Jr.

Assistant to the President

Phone: 706-542-9167

atripp@uga.edu

Arthur Tripp, Jr. joined the President’s Office in November 2015. As assistant to the president, his work focuses primarily on student affairs and institutional diversity. He also serves as the liaison to the Staff Council, Retirees...more

Arthur Tripp, Jr. joined the President’s Office in November 2015. As assistant to the president, his work focuses primarily on student affairs and institutional diversity. He also serves as the liaison to the Staff Council, Retirees Association, and Board of Visitors, and he represents the Office of the President in the planning of several annual campus events. 

Prior to joining the President’s Office, Mr. Tripp worked as a staff member in the United States House of Representatives, where he served as senior policy advisor for a U.S. Congressman and oversaw the Congressman’s U.S. House Committee on Financial Services assignment as it related to Financial Institutions, Consumer Credit, and Capital Markets.

Additionally, Mr. Tripp oversaw the Congressman’s U.S. House Committee on Agriculture portfolio as it related to Commodities, Exchange, Energy, and Credit.

While in Washington, DC, Mr. Tripp served as a member of the UGA School of Public and International Affairs board of directors and as president of the Georgia State Society board of directors.

Mr. Tripp was named a member of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 by the UGA Alumni Association, an honor given to alumni under the age of 40 who have made a significant impact in business, leadership, community, educational, or philanthropic endeavors. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia in 2009.

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Tschepikow, Kyle

W. Kyle Tschepikow

Assistant to the President

Phone: 706-542-0054

kyletsch@uga.edu

Dr. Tschepikow joined the President’s Office in September 2014. As assistant to the president, his work focuses primarily on presidential communications, athletics, strategic initiatives, targeted research, and regional accreditation. In...more

Dr. Tschepikow joined the President’s Office in September 2014. As assistant to the president, his work focuses primarily on presidential communications, athletics, strategic initiatives, targeted research, and regional accreditation. In addition, he helps to plan presidential events and serves as an adviser to the president and chief of staff.

Prior to joining the President’s Office, Dr. Tschepikow served for three years as director of assessment and staff development in the UGA Division of Student Affairs. In that role, he coordinated strategic planning, annual reporting, and learning outcomes assessment for the division. He also organized planning retreats and professional development opportunities.  Prior to joining UGA in 2008, he served as the director of residence life and chief judicial affairs officer at the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia.

Dr. Tschepikow received his bachelor's degree in English literature from Henderson State University in Arkansas in 2003 and his master's degree in the same field from the University of Wales—where his dissertation was awarded distinction—in 2005. He earned his doctorate from UGA’s Institute of Higher Education in 2012.

His academic accomplishments include peer-reviewed journal articles, a chapter in a monograph, and papers and presentations at various international conferences. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on college student outcomes assessment and accreditation, the age of chivalry, medieval literature, and Shakespeare and has led study abroad courses in both Italy and England.

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President's Office Staff



Amy Andrews

Administrative Specialist II, Administrative Assistant to President Morehead

Phone: 706-542-6529

aandrews@uga.edu

Michele Ayers

Administrative Associate II, Document Management and Peabody Boardroom Contact

Phone: 706-542-1217

mayers@uga.edu

Erin Boyd

Administrative Associate II, Reception and Correspondence

Phone: 706-542-1214

erinboyd@uga.edu

Sheila Davis

Administrative Specialist II, Office Operations and President’s Box Management

Phone: 706-542-9167

sjames@uga.edu

Jeannie Johnson

Administrative Associate II, Administrative Assistant to Sheila Davis and Arthur Tripp

Phone: 706-542-9167

jeanniej@uga.edu

Janet Lance

Business Manager II, Financial and Personnel Records Management, Blue Key Honor Society Contact

Phone: 706-542-0017

jholcomb@uga.edu

Charles Nicolosi

Systems Administrator Specialist, IT Support for the UGA Administration

Phone: 706-542-3253

charlesn@uga.edu

Wayne Peacock

IT Senior Manager, IT Support for the UGA Administration

Phone: 706-542-1785

wpeacock@uga.edu

Ann Saye

Administrative Specialist II, Support for President Morehead

Phone: 706-542-0005

asaye@uga.edu

Anne Thompson

Administrative Specialist I, Administrative Assistant to Kathy Pharr and Kyle Tschepikow

Phone: 706-542-0054

amt70@uga.edu

Rebecca Vander Plaats

Communications Specialist

Phone: 706-583-0784

rebeccavp@uga.edu