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Jennifer Frum Named Interim President of Armstrong State University

Atlanta — February 15, 2017

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Dr. Jennifer Frum

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has named Dr. Jennifer Frum interim president of Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia.

  Frum currently serves as the vice president for public service and outreach at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. She oversees UGA’s outreach and engagement and economic development efforts throughout the state. She will assume her post at Armstrong State on July 1, 2017 upon the retirement of President Linda Bleicken.

“Jennifer brings to Armstrong more than 20 years of experience dedicated to our University System’s mission of teaching, research and service,” said Wrigley. “Jennifer has been a leader in our University System helping Georgia be competitive economically and preparing students to be better citizens. With Jennifer’s experience and skillset, she will play a key role in the consolidation of Armstrong and Georgia Southern that will benefit students, faculty, staff, the community and region.”

Frum previously served as interim vice president for public service and outreach and deputy director and interim director of the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute. She began at UGA in 1995 as a research professional in the office of international development. Prior to joining UGA, she worked for U. S. Representative Bob Wise.

“The quality and strength of Armstrong State University’s academic programs are a testament to the dedication and commitment of Armstrong State’s faculty and staff,” said Frum. “I am honored to serve in this role, and I look forward to working in partnership with the campus community to advance the institution’s academic mission and its ties to the community.”

Frum serves on the boards of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, the Athens Area Community Foundation, and Georgia Women of Achievement. She was named one of Georgia Trend’s 2012 “Power Women” in Georgia, was among Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians in 2016 and 2017.

Frum earned a doctorate from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown.

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