- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia plans to unveil the official portrait of former president Michael F. Adams.

The university says the ceremony is set for Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Administration Building. Adams was the school’s 21st president. He stepped down June 30, 2013 and is now a president emeritus at UGA.

The dedication of the portrait is to be co-hosted by current UGA President Jere W. Morehead and John Phinizy Spalding, chairman of the UGA Foundation. Morehead, Spalding and Adams are set to speak t the event.

Adams was named university president on June 11, 1997 and had previously served nine years as president of Centre College in Kentucky.

During his tenure, UGA’s enrollment grew from 29,693 in 1997 to 34,519 students in fall 2012.

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