For a few seconds on Thursday, it looked as though Michael Adams wasn’t going to make it through a speech about his leaving the President’s Office at the University of Georgia. He had said that when he accepted the job in June 1997, with him were his parents, both of whom have since died, and his wife Mary. His face collapsed a little, but he recovered.
Many of those in the audience may not recover. The university community remains in shock over Adams’ sudden announcement that he will step down from his job at the end of June 2013. Only a few of the inner staff and upper level administrators learned late Wednesday that he would be leaving.
After his brief, formal speech, in which he thanked those who have helped launch the University into the ranks of top public schools, Adams
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