Lew K. Hunnicutt was named assistant provost and campus director at the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus effective Nov. 1, 2015.
Hunnicutt oversees all research, Cooperative Extension and instructional programs at UGA Griffin. He reports dually to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost to support instructional missions of the campus and to the dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to support the research and Extension missions of the college.
Hunnicutt joined Frank Phillips College in 2003 as the director of its Perryton campus. In that role, he managed a $3.8 million capital campaign to build a permanent campus that opened debt-free in 2005. He served as dean of the campus and was named the college’s service area liaison to broaden his responsibilities to include building relationships with communities and businesses in its nine-county, 9,400-square-mile service area.
Hunnicutt served on several committees at Frank Phillips College, including the president’s cabinet, the college’s strategic committee on planning and evaluation and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation leadership team. His community outreach included service on the boards of the Perryton Rotary International, the Ochiltree County United Way and the Ochiltree County 4-H Advisory Board.
Hunnicutt began his academic career as an assistant professor in the department of agriculture at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and later joined the faculty of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, and holds master’s degrees in reproductive biology, animal science and general agriculture. He earned his doctorate in animal science from the University of Wyoming in Laramie.