Skip to main content

L. Steven Dempsey

Associate Vice President

Steve Dempsey is an Associate Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia (UGA). Dempsey helps guide the office’s Community and Economic Development Initiative, which includes the Archway Partnership Project, Poverty and the Economy Initiative, the UGARF Poverty Grants Program, and the Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP) partnership with the University System of Georgia (USG). He also coordinates strategic planning, performance measures development, director and institution reviews, public service faculty promotion, the Hill awards, Staff Award for Excellence, and the Public Service and Outreach annual meeting and awards program.

In his previous position as the Assistant Director of the Institute of Community and Area Development (ICAD), Dempsey’s work in community economic development focused on the development and implementation of the creative group problem-solving laboratory and participatory policy design at UGA. He also provided management consultation to state and local governments, and recreation service delivery agencies on growth-management related issues and facilitator training.

Dempsey earned a B.S. degree from Montclair State College, an M.S. degree from Western Kentucky University, and an Ed.D. from the University of Georgia.

© University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602