Outreach News

Jennifer Frum on Georgia Trend’s ‘Most Influential’ list

She joins UGA President Jere Morehead, as well as a host of business and political leaders included in the annual list, published in the magazine’s January 2016 issue. At age 47, she is among the youngest of those selected by the magazine for “making an impact on the lives and livelihoods of people across the state.”

Frum was previously named one of four Power Women by Georgia Trend in 2012, the year she was named vice president for public service and outreach at UGA, the first woman ever to hold that position.

Frum’s profile on the current Most Influential list notes that she “has strengthened the PSO’s economic development partnerships across the state and implemented three strategic priorities for UGA’s outreach programs, which have a $587-million impact on the state: help create jobs and prosperity, develop the state’s leaders and address critical state issues.” She is also credited with reviving UGA’s New Faculty Tour, which showcases the state’s culture and economy while encouraging faculty to identify ways they can help address critical state issues.

A native of West Virginia, Frum has worked in a variety of positions in outreach administration since arriving at UGA in 1995. As head of the PSO Division, she oversees university resources extended statewide through eight specific units: the Archway Partnership, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Fanning Institute, Center for Continuing Education (and its conference center and hotel), Marine Extension Service, Office of Service-Learning, Small Business Development Center and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.