The name of alumnus, trustee, and U.S. Senator SAM NUNN will not appear on the ballot in the fall's election. The senior senator from Georgia announced late last year that after fourteen years in the Senate he will not seek reelection.
"After a lot of thought and prayer, I have concluded that my rewarding and fulfilling legislative career should end at the conclusion of my present term," Nunn told supporters at the Georgia Capitol in October 1995. "This has been a difficult decision . . . , but I know in my heart that it is time for me to follow a new course.
"Today, I look forward to more freedom, to more flexibility, more time to be with my family, more time in Georgia, and more time to read, write, and think. While I will not continue in the legislative arena, I will continue my involvement in and my love for public policy and public service."
Nunn graduated from Emory College in 1961 and the law school in 1962. He began his political career with election to the Georgia State House of Representatives in 1968. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972 to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Richard B. Russell.
An internationally recognized expert on economic policy, defense, and national security, Nunn was the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Throughout his career, he has worked to strengthen the United States' defenses, reduce the threat of nuclear war, restore fiscal responsibility and accountability in the federal government, and streamline the federal bureaucracy. He has also played important roles in developing a national land conservation program and a comprehensive anti-drug strategy.
Nunn received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and was elected a trustee of the University in 1981. His papers are archived in the Special Collections Department of the Robert W. Woodruff Library. (Photo by Ann Borden)
MICHAEL M. E. JOHNS has been appointed executive vice president for health affairs and director of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center. He also will serve as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Emory University System of Health Care. Johns replaces CHARLES R. HATCHER, who is retiring after having served in the top leadership position in the health sciences at Emory since 1983.
Johns comes to Emory from Johns Hopkins University, where he has been vice president for medicine and dean of the School of Medicine since 1990. At Hopkins, Johns was responsible for a faculty of more than 1,600 physicians and biomedical and behavioral scientists. During his tenure, Hopkins moved into first place among all medical schools in sponsored research, receiving more than $250 million in 1994-95, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital was consistently ranked first in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Johns served as assistant chief of the Otolaryngology Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1975 to 1977. He later joined the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center. In 1981, he was named Young Surgeon of the Year by the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgeons. He was recruited to Johns Hopkins in 1984.
R. Bruce Logue Professor of Medicine R. WAYNE ALEXANDER and Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology MELVIN J. KONNER have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest federation of scientists.
A member of the faculty since 1988, Alexander is director of the cardiology division and the Center for Vascular Medicine at the School of Medicine. He is a pioneer in the study of vascular structure and function and the role vessel walls play in the development of atherosclerotic plaque.
Konner, who also is an associate professor of psychiatry and neurology, is the author of The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit and Becoming a Doctor. An expert on health care reform who has testified before the U.S. Congress, he is also the author of Dear America: A Concerned Doctor Wants You to Know the Truth About Health Care Reform. He joined the Emory faculty in 1982. (Photo by Annemarie Poyo)
STEPHEN G. FRANKLIN, former associate professor of business administration, has returned to Emory as associate dean of executive education at the Goizueta Business School. Franklin will be responsible for all nondegree open enrollment and custom executive education initiatives.
Dean RONALD E. FRANK says Franklin's appointment is the first step in the business school's effort to further develop its nationally recognized executive education program. "Steve Franklin's unique qualifications clearly distinguished him from all other applicants," Frank said. "Having served as a former tenured professor at Emory and having built a successful executive education business, he brings the perfect combination of skills and leadership qualities necessary to successfully lead this effort." (Photo by Annmarie Poyo)
--compiled by Andrew W. M. Beierle
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