selects a provost
Lewis, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
and vice provost for academic affairs/graduate studies at the
University of Michigan, will become Emorys executive vice
president for academic affairs and provost on July 1.
(left) will be Emorys first African American provost and
the highest ranking African American administrator in University
who is also the Elsa Barkley Brown and Robin D. G. Kelley Collegiate
Professor of History and African American and African Studies,
has served as dean of the Rackham School since 1997 and became
vice provost in 1998. He joined the Michigan faculty in 1989
and the next year became director of the schools Center
for Afroamerican and African Studies. Before coming to Ann Arbor,
he spent four years as assistant professor of Afroamerican studies
at the University of California at Berkeley.
earned his bachelors degree in history and psychology
magna cum laude from Concordia College in Minneapolis and his
masters and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University
James W. Wagner, who chose Lewis from a pool of four finalists,
says his experience in academic administration, his roots in
the humanities, and his particular experience in graduate education
all made him a strong candidate.
brings a rich portfolio of capabilities that will be a strong
complement to those already part of Emorys leadership
team, Wagner said.
of the Board of Trustees Ben Johnson said the board was uniformly
impressed with Lewiss energy and enthusiasm
about being part of the team at Emory when he visited
the campus in February.
is Emorys first permanent provost since Rebecca Chopp,
now president of Colgate University, left in 2001.
to step aside, not away
H. Fox 79PhD, senior vice president for institutional
advancement, has announced he will step aside and
into a new role to make way for fresh leadership in University
fundraising and advancement.
more than a dozen years at the helm of the division, during
which Emory has raised more than $2 billion, Fox (left) says
its an appropriate time to make a changeparticularly
since the University is expected to launch a major comprehensive
campaign soon, a process that could take up to a decade. His
new title is senior vice president for external affairs, a job
Fox says he considers to be analogous with University
tenure as an Emory administrator dates back to 1975, when he
served as assistant director of the Graduate Institute of the
Liberal Arts. In 1978 he became director of the undergraduate
humanities program. He went on to become dean and then vice
president and dean of Campus Life, where he worked from 1979
until his move to Institutional Advancement in 1991. He holds
a Ph.D. from Emory in literature and theology and has taught
classes in the College nearly every year.
celebrate with you that Bill has agreed to serve Emory in a
new capacity, said President James W. Wagner. In
doing so, he will continue to maintain and build strong relationships
with individuals and organizations to whom Emory owes a great
deal and through whom Emory hopes to draw strength in moving
toward its vision.
says he will remain in his current position until a successor
is literally ready to move into this office. Then he will
relocate one floor upto an office on the third floor of
the Administration building.
have no intention of working any less than I do now, but my
new responsibilities will carry less stress, Fox says.
This new job plays to my greatest passions: relationships
with other people. I have considered my career a great journey
with this institution, and Im not ready for it to be over.
I would like to continue working at Emory as long as I can still
walk and think.P.P.P.
receives National Humanities Medal
Raoul Professor of the Humanities Elizabeth Fox-Genovese was
awarded a 2003 National Humanities Medal by President George
W. Bush in November.
medals were given to ten distinguished Americans for their contributions
to the humanities. First awarded in 1989 as the Charles Frankel
Prize, these medals honor those whose work has deepened the
nations understanding of the humanities, broadened citizens
engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand
Americas access to important resources in the humanities,
according to the White House.
at Bryn Mawr College and Harvard, Fox-Genovese was the founding
director of Emorys Institute for Womens Studies.
She is widely published on history and literature, public policy,
education, religion, culture, and contemporary womens
issues, and is editor of the Journal of the Historical Society.
Among her grants and awards are the Cardinal Wright Award from
the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, the Doctor of Letters from
Millsaps College, the C. Hugh Holman Prize from the Society
for the Study of Southern Literature, and the ACLS and Ford
Foundation Fellowship. Fox-Genovese and her husband, Eugene
Genovese, have written books on slavery and the old South, and
she also is the author of Women and the Future of the Family