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Monday May 30th, 2016 7:11AM

Committee formed to find next UGA president, Gainesville's Wilheit among members

By The Associated Press
ATHENS - A 22-person search committee has been formed to find a successor for retiring University of Georgia president Michael Adams.

Adams plans to step down next June, and members of the search committee were announced Friday.

Larry Walker, a former state legislator and current member of the University System Board of Regents, will chair the committee. The Board of Regents oversees the state's 35 postsecondary education institutions.

The committee includes six other regents, UGA administrators and professors, and representatives of the UGA Foundation, the UGA Alumni Association, the UGA Staff Council, the UGA Student Government Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The committee also includes Board of Regents member Philip Wilheit of Gainesville.

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