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Consultative Committee for Penn Museum Director

October 4, 2011, Volume 58, No. 06

President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announce the formation of an ad hoc consultative committee to advise on the selection of the next Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Director is the Museum’s chief academic, administrative, and financial officer. Dr. Richard Hodges, the current Williams Director, will become President of the American University of Rome on July 1, 2012. 

The members of the Ad Hoc Consultative Committee are:

  • Vincent Price, Provost and Stephen H. Chaffee Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication (Chair)
  • Jeffrey Kallberg, Associate Dean and Professor of Music, SAS
  • Michael Kowalski, University Trustee, Chair, Penn Museum Board of Overseers
  • Leslie Kruhly, Vice President and Secretary of the University
  • Amanda Mitchell-Boyask, Director of Development, Penn Museum
  • Robert Preucel, Chair and Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology, SAS
  • Deborah Thomas, Graduate Group Chair and Professor of Anthropology, SAS
  • Stephen Tinney, Undergraduate Chair of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Clark Research Associate Professor in Assyriology, SAS

Lynne Hunter, Assistant Provost, will provide staff support. Laurie Nash and Alison Ranney, with the executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates, will aid the committee with the search process.

Details regarding the position and the nomination process will be published in a future issue of Almanac.

Almanac - October 4, 2011, Volume 58, No. 06