January 13, 2021
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Sheri Worthy, Samuel A. and Sharon Y. Nickols Professor, who previously served as head of the department of financial planning, housing and consumer economics in the College, has accepted the appointment as associate dean for academic programs effective January 11, 2021. She succeeds Patricia Hunt-Hurst, who retired in December 2020.

The appointment news release and UGA Columns article submission can be found at this link https://www.fcs.uga.edu/news/story/sheri-worthy-named-associate-dean-for-academic-programs and job responsibilities are described on the Meet the Deans web page https://www.fcs.uga.edu/about/meet-the-deans

Dr. Sheri Worthy has a proven record of leadership in academic programs, expanding Double Dawgs accelerated master’s degree and online financial planning, serving on the UGA entrepreneurship Certificate Advisory Board, curriculum committees and approval processes including course modifications, degree programs, and the Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment for four master’s and doctoral degree. She is well versed in using Elements, Xitracs, the faculty and GTA/GLA Credentialing System, CAPA, eLC (Desire2Learn), Athena, and a number of other UGA systems necessary for academic program facilitation and has a working knowledge of UGA policies and procedures related to undergraduate and graduate education. As a long-time member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), Worthy has knowledgeable of this accreditation and will help the College keep on task with meeting requirements for maintaining this accreditation.

Swarn Chatterjee, the Bluerock Professor of Financial Planning in the department of financial planning, housing and consumer economics, will serve a one-year term as interim department head while a search committee is formed to identify Worthy’s successor.

Welcome Sheri, and thank you, Swarn, for stepping into leadership roles.

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next few weeks):

·         No travel planned.

·         The next Dean’s Update will be the week of Jan. 25.


Linda Kirk Fox

Linda Kirk Fox


The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.