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J. Griffin Doyle named a UGA vice president

— University of Georgia president Michael Adams has named J. Griffin Doyle, the university's director of federal relations, as vice president for government relations.

Doyle replaces Steve Wrigley, who was named executive vice chancellor of the University System of Georgia in July after former UGA vice president Hank Huckaby became the university system's chancellor.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports Doyle says his immediate priorities will be getting ready for the upcoming session of the Georgia Legislature in January and the next session of Congress.

He says his top priorities with the Legislature will be convincing lawmakers to appropriate adequate operating money for UGA and the university system, securing money to build a new veterinary medicine teaching hospital, and to get raises for faculty members and staff workers.