October 17, 2008

After Months of Search, Kent Fuchs Named as University Provost

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Kent Fuchs, dean of the College of Engineering, will be Cornell’s 15th provost, President Skorton announced at this morning’s State of the University Address. Fuchs has been dean since 2002, and his term as provost will start in January 2009.

“I look forward to serving Cornell’s faculty, students and staff, and working to fulfill President Skorton’s vision for our campus. We are blessed with wonderful leadership across the University, and I will devote all my energy and time to helping those leaders enhance Cornell’s stature, scholarship and teaching,” Fuchs stated in a press release. He succeeds Carolyn “Biddy” Martin, who is now the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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