Gainesville resident and Board of Regents member Philip Wilheit has been named to the University of Georgia Presidential Search Committee, according to a news release from the university.
Wilheit and 18 others will work to find a replacement for President Michael Adams, who will step down on June 30, 2013. Adams has served as UGA’s president since 1997.
“I am pleased we have such a great committee to assist with the search for the next president of the University of Georgia,” said Ben Tarbutton III, chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia. “The University of Georgia is a great institution and we expect that many strong candidates will be interested.
The committee will guide the first stage of the search. USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby and the Board of Regents have retained R. William Funk and Associates of Dallas, Texas, to provide executive search consulting services.
The committee’s first meeting will by July 24.