Claire Sterk Appointed New Emory Provost

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Claire Sterk

Ann Borden

Following a national search, acclaimed public health researcher and educator Claire Sterk has been named Emory’s new provost, President James Wagner announced in January. Sterk had been serving as acting provost since early November, following the departure of Earl Lewis, who left to become president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“Claire Sterk has distinguished herself within an extraordinary field of national finalists,” said Wagner. A member of the Emory faculty since 1995, Sterk was appointed in 2005 to serve as Emory’s first senior vice provost for academic planning and faculty development. The provost is the university’s chief academic officer.

“I am deeply grateful to Emory for this extraordinary opportunity,” said Sterk.

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