A&S Dean Search Is Launched

By Mark Sullivan
Staff Writer

University President William P. Leahy, SJ, has appointed a search committee charged with identifying the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The nine-member committee is chaired by the Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties David R. Burgess. It will find a successor to J. Robert Barth, SJ, who will step down in May after 10 years as dean of the University's largest undergraduate school and, after a sabbatical, join the English Department faculty.

In addition to Burgess, search committee members include: Vice President for Mission and Ministry Joseph A. Appleyard, SJ; Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Newton; School of Education Dean Mary Brabeck; Prof. James Anderson (Economics); Prof. Rosemarie Bodenheimer (English); Assoc. Prof. Stephen Pope (Theology); Asst. Prof. Laura Hake (Biology); and Undergraduate Government of Boston College President Patrick McMahon '99.

"Obviously, this is an important national search," said Burgess. "We'll be searching extensively for significant senior leadership. Our goal is to find a serious scholar who can contribute to the mission of the institution."

The panel aims to settle on a final candidate for the A&S deanship by the middle of spring term, according to Burgess.

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