Laura Jolly has been named as the vice president for instruction at the University of Georgia.
She has been serving as the interim since January.
Jolly came to the university in 2007 as dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The vice president for instruction is responsible for continued improvements to teaching, advising and student learning on campus and oversees a number of related academic and administrative departments including the Office of Student Financial Aid and Office of Curriculum Systems.
She has previously worked at the University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky and Oklahoma State University.