University of Rochester

@Rochester — May 22, 2007

Special Announcement

Ralph Kuncl Named Provost
Ralph Kuncl Ralph W. Kuncl, provost of Bryn Mawr College and a national leader in the neurosciences, will become the University's new provost on August 1, President Joel Seligman announced today. Kuncl succeeds Provost Charles E. Phelps, who is retiring at the end of this academic year after 13 years as the University’s chief academic officer.

Seligman says Kuncl’s broad background as a scientific researcher, teacher, and administrator at distinguished institutions like Bryn Mawr College and the Johns Hopkins University, made him a superb candidate.

“Ralph understands the unique nature of our work here at the University. He has the experience and breadth to appreciate the full spectrum of programs here, ranging from the sciences, engineering, and medicine to the liberal arts and professional schools. His career, particularly at Bryn Mawr, is testament to his ability to dramatically improve undergraduate education. He also has the dedication and drive to play an important role in moving the University forward,” says Seligman.

(See additional remarks from President Seligman.) 

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