UGA Vice President to deliver commencement address to graduate students

Jennifer Frum, UGA’s vice president for public service and outreach, will deliver the graduate Commencement address on May 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. Tickets are not required for this ceremony.

UGA Vice President to deliver commencement address to graduate studemtsGraduate ceremony speaker Jennifer Frum became UGA’s fourth vice president for public service and outreach in 2012 and the first woman to serve in the role. She provides institutional leadership for UGA’s eight diverse public service and outreach units, which contribute in numerous ways to Georgia’s short- and long-term prosperity. The UGA Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach has an estimated $753 million annual economic impact on Georgia.

In her role at UGA, Frum is responsible for training, technical assistance, continuing education and applied research programs that develop community leaders, create new small businesses, make government more efficient, provide students with real-world experiences, protect the environment and revitalize downtowns, among other benefits. She also provides leadership, along with the vice president for research, for UGA’s economic development programming, including the university’s economic development office in Atlanta.

Frum joined UGA in 1995 as a research professional in the Office of International Development and moved to the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in 2006. She served as deputy director and interim director of the Vinson Institute and interim vice president for public service and outreach before becoming vice president. She also served as interim president of Armstrong State University from June through December 2017.

The ceremony will follow the Southeastern Conference Clear Bag Policy.

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