Former Franklin associate dean Michelle Cook has been named as the new associate provost for institutional diversity at the University of Georgia:
Cook has been leading the university's Office of Institutional Diversity as interim associate provost since Cheryl Dozier stepped down to become interim president of Savannah State University. An internal search was conducted to fill the associate provost position.
"Dr. Cook has done an outstanding job during her service as the interim associate provost, and I am very pleased she has agreed to take on this key administrative post on a permanent basis," said Jere Morehead, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, to whom Cook reports.
An alumna of Princeton, Yale and Duke Universities, Cook has taught in the department of history at UGA and currently teaches a directed studies course for the Institute for African American Studies. Congratulations to Dr. Cook on her new position - and to UGA for a great new associate provost hire.