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by Melanie Moran | Sep. 10, 2015, 9:33 AM
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente has charged a committee comprising faculty and graduate students with conducting the search for the next dean of the Graduate School.
Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education, will chair the committee.
“We are entering a transformational time for graduate education at Vanderbilt, and this search will identify a dean prepared to lead us forward,” Wente said. “I’m grateful to the committee members for their willingness to serve at this important time.”
Wente recently announced several key investments in graduate education, with the hiring of a new dean who will be solely dedicated to graduate education identified as being a top priority.
The new dean also will be charged with implementing the “vision” priorities of the Graduate Education Study Group. Those priorities include:
The dean of the Graduate School is the chief administrator for all graduate programs within the university’s schools and colleges. The Graduate School is the pathway and official school of record for graduate student applications, admissions, registration and enrollment, monitoring and recording of academic progress and milestones (residency, qualifying examinations, candidacy, defense of dissertation), and the awarding of degrees. In addition, the Graduate School dean will oversee diversity, professional development, placement and post-doctoral affairs offices. Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Affairs John Geer has been serving as interim deanof the Graduate School since Jan. 1, 2015. The search committee members are:
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