Former Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry has joined the staff of Georgetown College as general counsel and special assistant to President William H. Crouch Jr., Crouch announced Thursday.
Newberry will also serve on the College's Executive Cabinet, Crouch said.
"Jim Newberry has been associated with GC for many years as a legal advisor," said Crouch. "We are delighted he now joins our team to continue providing legal assistance and also to be a part of our strategic thinking team."
Newberry served as counsel to Georgetown College during its negotiations to restructure its relationship with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, according to a press release from the college.
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Since leaving the mayor's office, Newberry has worked with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture as an executive-in-residence, the KyForward Web site and Hargrove Madden LLP.
"These are exciting times for higher education generally and for Georgetown College in particular," said Newberry. "I'm delighted to participate with Dr. Crouch and the Georgetown faculty, staff and students in making Georgetown the preeminent Christian-based liberal arts college in America."
Newberry was elected Lexington's mayor in 2006 and served through 2010.