ATHENS, Ga. – Lew K. Hunnicutt, an administrator who oversees two campuses of Frank Phillips College in Texas, has been named assistant provost and campus director at the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus, effective Nov. 1.

He is currently the vice president of extended services at Frank Phillips College in the Texas Panhandle.

The assistant provost and campus director of UGA-Griffin is a new position, and Hunnicutt will oversee all research, extension and instructional programs at the university. He will report dually to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost to support instructional missions of the campus and to the dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to support the research and extension missions of the college.

Hunnicutt began his academic career as an assistant professor in the department of agriculture at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and later joined the faculty of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, and holds master’s degrees in reproductive biology, animal science and general agriculture. He earned his doctorate in animal science from the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

UGA-Griffin is internationally known for its research in agriculture, food processing and food safety, among several other fields. Notable research centers at UGA-Griffin include the Center for Food Safety, the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center, the Center for Urban Agriculture and a Turfgrass Research and Education Facility.

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