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Interim Provost: Vincent Price
November 18, 2008, Volume 55, No. 13



“To sustain Penn’s tremendous momentum and to ensure a seamless transition in the Provost’s Office, I am pleased to announce that, effective March 2, 2009, Vincent Price has agreed to serve as Interim Provost,” President Gutmann announced.

Dr. Price is currently Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, responsible for the overall management of the academic personnel process, including recruitment, retention, and retirement; appointments and promotions; and enhancement of faculty diversity (Almanac July 17, 2007). He is the Steven H. Chaffee Professor of Communication and Political Science in the Annenberg School for Communication, and was previously Chair of the Faculty Senate. He has been a member of our faculty since 1998. “He is recognized as a thoughtful and able administrator with a strong devotion to Penn and I look forward to working with him,” Dr. Gutmann added.

Pursuant to University policy, Dr. Gutmann has begun the process of forming an Ad Hoc Consultative Committee to advise her on the selection of a new Provost. The Ad Hoc Committee will be chaired by Wharton Dean Tom Robertson.



Related: President of Johns Hopkins University: Ronald Daniels


Almanac - November 18, 2008, Volume 55, No. 13