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UGA committee seeks journalism school dean

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- The University of Georgia has formed a committee to search for the next dean of the schools journalism and communications program.

The current dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication E. Culpepper "Cully" Clark said in the spring he plans to step down. He has been dean since 2006.

University provost Jere Morehead has appointed a committee to do a national search. Sheila Allen, dean of UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, will chair the committee, which includes faculty from each of the three departments within the Grady College, as well as staff, students and alumni of the college.

Grady College offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising, public relations, digital and broadcast journalism, and mass media arts. The college offers two graduate degrees and is home to the Peabody Awards, which recognize excellence in electronic media.