Any nominees for the new UGA president?

Big news today for UGA. The AJC is reporting that University of Georgia President Michael Adams will announce Thursday that he will step down effective next year.

Any suggestions on replacements?

There are some dynamic young college presidents out there. I would love to see Georgia choose someone from outside the usual pool, someone who would shake up the campus and the status quo.

According to the AJC:

Adams, who has led the state’s flagship college for 16 years, will be 65 by the time he retires. During his tenure at UGA, the university has become more selective and is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 public colleges in the country. Meanwhile enrollment has grown by almost 6,000 students to nearly 35,000.

Adams is expected to publicly discuss his pending retirement to the campus, according to a state official and a high-ranking University System of Georgia employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog<

146 comments Add your comment

Dawgman

May 2nd, 2012
7:38 pm

Either Matt or Jon Stinchcomb would be outstanding.

ColonelBumpits

May 2nd, 2012
8:03 pm

Sonny Perdue or Herschel Walker. Go DAWGS!!!!! Wooooooo! And, oh yeah. FIRST!!!

T-bone

May 2nd, 2012
8:05 pm

Old timer

May 2nd, 2012
8:05 pm

Enter your comments hereSomeone with a lower salary…LOL…..universities are going to have to do something to contain coats.

KIM

May 2nd, 2012
8:07 pm

Martha Saunders, Pres. of Southern Mississippi

ColonelBumpits

May 2nd, 2012
8:09 pm

Terrance Moore, that guy knows everything there is to know about everything.

Spaghett

May 2nd, 2012
8:11 pm

Old Timer, with him/her at the helm we know the English department would thrive!

jeff

May 2nd, 2012
8:17 pm

I have one… that idiot in The White House barack oabama. lets pray he is looking for a new job next year!!!

Lee

May 2nd, 2012
8:19 pm

Maureen says:
“I would love to see Georgia choose someone from outside the usual pool, someone who would shake up the campus and the status quo.”

Contrast that statement to this one:
“During his [Adams] tenure at UGA, the university has become more selective and is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 public colleges in the country. Meanwhile enrollment has grown by almost 6,000 students to nearly 35,000.”

What Maureen means:
She’d rather see a woman or a minority rather than someone chosen for their qualifications.

If Adams has done his job, one of his direct reports should be ready to step into the job. Why would you want to go outside the college if everything is going well? It’s called succession planning. Big companies do it all the time. The only time you should go outside if things are screwed up and you need a new direction.

BUTCH

May 2nd, 2012
8:33 pm

ADAMS WON’T BE MISSED. LONG LIVE VINCE DOOLEY!

TimeOut

May 2nd, 2012
8:40 pm

Dynamic and young are not the qualities that interest me. UGA used to be known as a party school. Now, many of my best students covet admission to our Athens, GA university. If the future leader is 90 or 35, black, white, Baptist or Quaker…………..I don’t really care. I want someone who can maximize benefits for all stakeholders while containing costs, and maintaining academic excellence.

John

May 2nd, 2012
8:53 pm

So far the only idiot on this blog is you Jeff. UGA should be so fortunate and blessed to have President Barrack Obama as the next school president. Dr. Johneet Cole would be a great choice also. Jeff try to be constructive and bring something positive to the table.

Nubian Eyes are Watching

timein

May 2nd, 2012
9:00 pm

Id like to see someone that can continue the tradition that has been put in place for the last 20 years at UGA (that started with Chuck Knapp)….someone that can forward the academic rep that UGA is starting to recieve but also someone who will also support the athletics department…..there is no reason academically and athletically UGA cant be like Uni of michigan, UCLA, UNC chapel hill, or Virginia(maybe our sports would be better)

UGA Junior

May 2nd, 2012
9:00 pm

Come on down, Sonny!

Pope UGA XXIII

May 2nd, 2012
9:01 pm

Let’s see now, what qualities did Adams bring to the table in addition to the school becoming one of the Southern havens for political correctness:
— ran off Vince Dooley who without question was one of the best AD’s
in the country
— looked the other way while the President of GA Crown had a rip roaring affair
with a highly succesful coach @ UGA
— consistently infuriated alumni and friends with his arrogant & condescending attitude.
Come to think of it, point # 3 describes Obama perfectly, but let’s all hope that the Board
of Regents can locate a successor who will be able to mend fences with the huge number of
UGA alumni that Adams consistently turned off over the years.

Lacey

May 2nd, 2012
9:03 pm

Love your comment Jeff! I totally agree!!!!

Jayne

May 2nd, 2012
9:13 pm

John, I think you might qualify for that distinction. Why is this a race thing?

SouthGADawg

May 2nd, 2012
9:16 pm

Billy Payne is the person!

JohnnyBGood

May 2nd, 2012
9:26 pm

John

May 2nd, 2012
9:28 pm

Good riddance to Michael Adams ! I am an alumni and now I will start giving to UGA. His political correctness and arrogance alienated people. The great part of an education at the University of Ga in the the late 1980’s was that the professors were not liberal or politically correct. They taught common sense and practical skills for the future unlike many left wing schools in the US. People can say what they want about UGA but if you live in Ga many of the business and government leaders attended this wonderful school. Once he fired Vince Dooley that was the final straw for me. Adams derived a lot of his so called success from the Hope Scholarship and this should not be overlooked.

JohnnyBGood

May 2nd, 2012
9:28 pm

Billy Payne??? Only if you want it to be an all male school

UGADawg83

May 2nd, 2012
9:32 pm

I saw a dead skunk in the road the other night a few miles out of Ila. The dead skunk couldn’t be worse than Michael Adams.

historydawg

May 2nd, 2012
9:35 pm

Someone who will invest in teaching and research, rather than bricks and administrators.

zinc

May 2nd, 2012
9:39 pm

Sonny will lobby HARD for it.
There are a few legislators that will try to make a play.
Gov. Deal will want to pay back a few favors.
I hope USG goes out of state and brings in a proven leader. The state’s flagship deserves more than petty politics.

bootney farnsworth

May 2nd, 2012
9:40 pm

any chance y’all will take Tricoli from GPC?
please?

Observer

May 2nd, 2012
9:42 pm

@John….”I am an alumni” That’s great! Typical UGA scholar…

Doug

May 2nd, 2012
9:45 pm

This is probably the second most important job in Georgia (governor is #1) and the silly jokes in this post are proof of that.

td

May 2nd, 2012
9:48 pm

As long as the next President is serious about supporting athletics in the way all other SEC schools support athletics then I will be happy. Adams should have been fired the day after he fired Vince.

Jason

May 2nd, 2012
9:49 pm

Cynthia McKinney >:)

td

May 2nd, 2012
9:51 pm

Doug

May 2nd, 2012
9:45 pm

You are wrong my friend. The head football coach is way more important then either one of the jobs you posted. College football is second to only God in the south and a winning team at the flagship university is way more important then what the governor of the state does.

jeff

May 2nd, 2012
9:55 pm

wow john you are some kind of special LIB-TARD!! I bet you participate in sports where scores are not kept so no one is a looser and gets their feelings hurt. I just looked up your other suggestion for the next president of UGA and again WOW what a surprise. and you are right it would be a blessing for obama to be the next UGA president, because that means he wouldn’t Washington DC making things worse for all Americans and our childrens futures!!

night night LIB-TARD kiss all of your unicorn statues good night for me John

Doug

May 2nd, 2012
10:00 pm

td : First, there is no God. Second, UGA gave up football several seasons ago.

jeff

May 2nd, 2012
10:06 pm

Thanks Lacey read my most recent. obama is destroying this country.

Jdawg

May 2nd, 2012
10:09 pm

George Benson- the college of Charleston. Mark it. Been waiting 5 years

truedawg

May 2nd, 2012
10:10 pm

Cathy Cox, former Secretary of State and now doing great things as President of Young Harris College.

billyBobjacket

May 2nd, 2012
10:25 pm

Maybe somebody who wont try to bleed the state lottery fund dry by raising tuition EVERY YEAR! The state universities/colleges are to blame for the HOPE shortfall…they kept jacking up tuition way beyond inflation rates because of all the “free money” flowing in from HOPE.

billyBobjacket

May 2nd, 2012
10:28 pm

HOPE brought that crappy college in Milledgeville back from the dead. All those borderline B/C students who could not get into UGA and Tech go there, and suddenly they are all making “A”s? Smells like a HOPE-funded diploma mill to me.

Big L

May 2nd, 2012
10:33 pm

To the genius who brought up the male only , Billy Payne thing, its a PRIVATE CLUB, get over it! I’m sure Billy knows the difference between that and a PUBLIC UNIVERSITY. Start you a club, fill it with as much vag as you can and put up a no male chromosome sign. My god! Billy Payne is a former UGA player and a legacy. He would be perfect for the job. He was an integral part of bringing the Olympics to Atlanta and understands money and dealings with funding.

Big L

May 2nd, 2012
10:38 pm

I have never been on a blog full of some of the lowest class people in my life. Why are all atheists angry AF ? There is no god? You could fill the Grand Canyon with what you don’t know , but you gotta put that out there. You are your biggest fan aren’t you?

John

May 2nd, 2012
10:38 pm

Jeff, try and reframe from name calling and labeling. Lacey, No one made it a race issue. I simply suggested two qualified candidates that would add some diversity and a new perspective to the Flagship school. Dr. Johnetta Cole and Presdient Obama ( if he is not too busy winning his second term and running the country) are more than qualified to run UGA. Jeff, you need to look at the last several administrations to truly discover where the destruction of America started.

Nubian Eyes are Watching

Jdawg

May 2nd, 2012
10:54 pm

John, so as a Nubian, you hail from southern Egypt or northern Sudan? If so, welcome! If not which I suspect, join the rest of us as Americans. Skin color is irrelevant so stop wearing it on your sleeve. You’re worse than any other type of racist. The president is terrible and just because he or anyone else happens to be black, doesn’t mean you have to automatically support him. Watch this for an example, I’m caucasian and a Georgia native. Guess what? Jimmy Carter was the worst President in history. See how easy the truth can be?

Forward

May 2nd, 2012
11:03 pm

John…Do you know what Forward means in socialism circles??? Look up the definition at left leaning Wikipedia under politics! Open your closed mind Nubian John!

John

May 2nd, 2012
11:09 pm

Jayne/Lacey/Jeff…. I realize this maybe a novel approach but Let’s Try to be opened minded. I just thought of the person that would be qualified and be able to continue the work started by President Adams. Dr. Cole is just one person that came to mind. Race was never a factor. Qualifications and what she would bring to the table. Seem as though Jayne is more concerned with the race issue.

Nubian Eyes are Watching

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

May 2nd, 2012
11:10 pm

cynthia mckenny/jimmy carter

John

May 2nd, 2012
11:13 pm

JDAWG,FYI – Nubian Eyes are the actual color of my eyes. I look at qualifications not skin color. I do find that Americans are more concerned with freinds and associates that may or may not be qualified than someone who actually is. The think President Obama is doing a great job. Better than his most recent predecessor.

TCFATL

May 2nd, 2012
11:22 pm

Cynthia Mckinney …

JJ

May 2nd, 2012
11:22 pm

It WILL be Sunny Perdue. I’d bet everything I have. Watch.

corey

May 2nd, 2012
11:26 pm

i would recommend Dr. James Fatzinger from Georgia Gwinnett College to replace him. He is awesome and brings out the best in every single person he comes in contact with. He is younger and inexperienced as of now, but he will be a president of a major college very soon! Most motivating person/professor/administrator i have ever met. Wish everyone at the college level was more like him.

John

May 2nd, 2012
11:28 pm

JDAWG, Whose Truth are you talking about? What is your definiton of Worst President? I think that the next President of the University should be a bridge builder, problem solver, fund raising lover of diversity. UGA is the so called Flagship of the state yet is viewed outside of the state as a bunch of hicks and rednecks…. See How easy that was…

corey

May 2nd, 2012
11:30 pm

i honestly believe they will hire within the USG for the open position.