Board of Regents Chairman “Dink” Nesmith and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby made the announcement.
Morehead, currently the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, previously served as UGA’s vice president for instruction, vice provost for academic affairs, director of the Honors Program, and acting executive director of legal affairs.
“I am honored and humbled to have been selected by the chancellor, the chairman and the Board of Regents as the finalist for president of the University of Georgia,” Morehead said in a new release. “I look forward to making further statements regarding this wonderful opportunity to continue serving the University of Georgia after the board completes its process in the coming days.”
In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Morehead is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business where he has had a faculty appointment since 1986.
Currently, the deans of the various schools and colleges and several vice presidents report to Morehead. Several other campus units report to the provost, including the University Libraries, the Office of International Education, the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Office of Academic Planning, Honors Program and the Museum of Art.
Morehead also serves as vice chairman of the Georgia Athletic Association board of directors, vice chairman of the UGA Research Foundation, a UGA Foundation trustee, and a UGA Real Estate Foundation trustee.
He is a 1980 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law where he earned his law degree.
The Board of Regents will take final action on the selection of the next president of UGA at a future meeting.