Charles Knapp

Charles Boynton “Chuck” Knapp was President of the University of Georgia from 1987 until 1997. He then served on the Board of Trustees and is as the Dean of the Universities College of Business.

Upon leaving UGA, Knapp became president of the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. and joined Heidrick & Struggles as a partner in their higher education practice. He also was appointed to the American Council on Education and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Construction projects totaling more than $400 million were started during his administration, including the Biological Sciences Complex (1992), Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities (1995), the Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Hall (1996), the music building (1996), the Georgia Museum of Art (1996), Rusk Hall (1996), and the UGA Welcome Center (1996).

Knapp was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Iowa State University Alumni Association in 1994. In 2004, Knapp was named president emeritus of UGA by the Georgia Board of Regents.

In 2005, Knapp joined UGA’s Institute of Higher Education as a part-time Distinguished Public Service Fellow and professor of economics in The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

Knapp currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia