The Dean’s Annual Letter

8 September 2022

Dear Colleagues,

It’s been wonderful to see so many of you back on campus this week, and I am looking forward to more opportunities for us to be together this year.

I write now to introduce new members of the faculty, to highlight colleagues’ promotions, and to thank faculty who are serving in a variety of leadership positions.

Almost fifty new faculty members are joining us this fall, including thirteen new tenure track faculty. We are also excited to welcome two new Bolin predoctoral fellows, as well as new visitors, distinguished visitors, artists-in-residence, and coaches. You can read more about this impressive group here. We look forward to welcoming them at the first Faculty Meeting.

You can also read about those faculty who have been promoted and those who have received name chairs on the Faculty Highlights page on the Dean of Faculty website. We congratulate them all on their impressive accomplishments!

Finally, I want to call your attention to the faculty who are serving in various leadership positions at the college this year. And of course, there are the many faculty members who are chairing committees. I am grateful to all of them for their hard work and commitment.

Our office is here to support you in your work, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Two initiatives we are particularly excited about this year are our new Grants Office and the new Teaching Center. You will hear more soon about the work of both.

For now, my warmest wishes as we start the semester!