ATHENS, Ga. -- State officials have put a halt to construction of a new office suite at the University of Georgia for Michael Adams, who steps down as president this summer but will remain on the school's faculty.
By the time University System of Georgia officials rejected the plans, workers had already begun installing wall dividers to convert a classroom into an office for Adams at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries Building. They will have to undo the work and reconvert the space to a classroom.
Board of Regents spokesman John Millsaps says Adams, who leaves the president's office June 30, will get an existing office at the main UGA library.
UGA officials estimated creating a new office for Adams would have cost nearly $25,000.