Rome's Norman Fletcher, retired chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, will be the new chairman of the board of trustees of the Arch Foundation for the University of Georgia, the private organization that assists UGA in raising funds to support academic programs. Fletcher, who received a bachelor’s degree from UGA in 1956 and a law degree in 1958, was elected at the trustees’ recent spring meeting. He succeeds John Spalding, whose term ends June 30. Fletcher was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1989 and served as chief justice from 2001 until his retirement in 2005. He is now with the Rome law firm of Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson and Davis LLP.
“Great things are happening at the University of Georgia,” said Fletcher. “It is my privilege to join with my fellow trustees, the administration, faculty, staff, students and all friends of UGA as we work together to assure the continued upward spiral of excellence at our beloved university.”
The Arch Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation that provides UGA with volunteer leadership and assistance in fund raising and fiduciary care for the foundation assets. Gifts to the foundation are used to provide scholarships for superior students, support distinguished faculty scholars, strengthen research and teaching programs and build new facilities.