Arnett C. Mace Jr., who served as the University of Georgia’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost and was previously dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, died Monday at the age of 83.
Mace served as provost from 2003 to 2010 and spearheaded several initiatives that promoted excellence in instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Task Force for General Education and Student Learning that he charged, for example, led to several enhancements to the learning environment and an increased use of technology in the classroom and innovative teaching techniques.
“Dr. Mace was a visionary leader whose lasting impacts on the Warnell School included much stronger private and state support, as well as a significantly expanded research enterprise,” said Dale Greene, dean of Warnell. “He mentored several associate deans who later served as deans and provosts at other land-grant universities. We will miss seeing him, but will see his impacts for years.”