Malibu, California - (WALB) Native Albanian Dr. Michael Adams, who left the president's office at the University of Georgia in 2013, has returned to lead Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Adams was Pepperdine's vice president for university affairs from 1982 to 1988.
He was the longest serving president of UGA, serving there from 1997 to 2013.
Adams' Wikipedia profile says that: Starting in 1997, Adams served as president of the University of Georgia. Under Adams' leadership, the university has increased total enrollment from 29,000 to nearly 35,000 and constructed or renovated a number of buildings and facilities, including an expansion of the Georgia Museum of Art, a new special collections library, newly relocated art school and science research facilities, and expansion of the university's Tate Student Center.
The College of Engineering, College of Public Health and UGA-GHSU Medical Partnership have been established under Adams's tenure.
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