03 April 2011

John McCarthy named Special Assistant to the Provost

On April 1, John McCarthy became Special Assistant to the Provost, and will spend the next year in that capacity working on the merger of Humanities and Fine Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. As a consequence, he has stepped down as department head, a post he has tirelessly labored at for the past two years. During his short tenure as head, the department has seen a dramatic improvement in its finances, has made two important hires, has gained, at least on paper, a new home, has seen the founding of ICESL,  has increased funds available to graduate students, and has acquired a renovated WHISC.

We are grateful for his leadership and wish him luck with his new endeavor.