U. of Georgia journalism dean Culpepper Clark
The dean of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will retire, the university has announced. E. Culpepper “Cully” Clark has been the school’s dean since coming to UGA from the University of Alabama in 2006.
UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jere Morehead has appointed a search committee to help find a successor to Clark. Sheila Allen, dean of the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will chair the committee. The committee’s 15 other members will include nine Grady College faculty members, a staff representative, two student representatives and three alumni representatives.
In a statement, Morehead thanked Clark, 69, for his years leading the nearly century-old Grady College.
“Dean Clark has shown great dedication and foresight in leading the Grady College, and he has devoted his life’s work to the advancement of journalism and mass communication,” Morehead said. “He extended his planned retirement as dean of the Grady College last year, and I appreciate his willingness to continue serving as dean while we undertake a national search for his successor.”