I am pleased to announce that Tim Marshall will continue to serve as provost through June 2012.
As we strengthen and extend the university’s academic profile, Tim’s continued leadership will serve the university well. His capacity to advance academic programs is critical, as is the continuity he brings to the Office of the Provost as the university prepares for a transition to a new president. Tim has earned the respect of our faculty, our students, our academic peers, and the Board of Trustees, and has created a culture of academic planning that relies on the strengths and viewpoints of the entire university community. In the year since Tim became provost, we have markedly improved support for faculty and programs to set an academic agenda and engage in planning that is integrated and transparent.
Tim has been vital to a number of initiatives which will inform The New School’s future, including:
- The planning process for the University Center, setting a new standard for representation from both academic and administrative perspectives;
- The growth in new programs and multi-year faculty-hiring plan, which extend the length of the university’s intellectual reach;
- A university-wide curriculum committee, which actively discusses shared opportunities for teaching and learning across the university;
- and new investments to support research across all divisions.
Most significantly, Tim has been instrumental in a major initiative to re-imagine The New School for General Studies and Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, building a new division that will enhance The New School’s potential to assert its academic leadership position in the new century.
In the coming years, Tim will bring major academic projects and priorities together, collaborating with faculty, staff and Trustees on the framework for our plans. I know you join me in supporting Tim as he continues to exert bold academic leadership as provost and stand with me in expressing gratitude for his contribution.