Russell Mumper New Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at UGA
Russell Mumper, has been named vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Georgia. He is an administrator who has been nationally recognized for fostering innovative instruction and has a strong record of facilitating interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial research.
Mumper is currently vice dean and McNeill Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. His appointment as vice provost is effective August 18.
The vice provost advises the provost on several key academic appointments and appeals processes as well as faculty development, promotion and tenure, and related issues. The vice provost chairs the UGA Arts Council and collaborates with the associate provosts and units that report to the provost’s office.
The search committee was chaired by Timothy Chester, vice president for information technology, and assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources. Mumper succeeds Hugh Ruppersburg, who has served as interim vice provost since August 2013.