May 22, 2007
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.
remarks from President Seligman.)