Girgus appointed special assistant to dean of the faculty

Joan Girgus, who has served as a faculty member, department chair and senior administrator at Princeton University, has been named to the new post of special assistant to the dean of the faculty to work on matters relating to gender equity.

In a report released Sept. 29, the University's Task Force on the Status of Women Faculty in the Natural Sciences and Engineering called for the creation of the position to help implement its recommendations. Girgus, a member of the psychology faculty since 1977, served on the task force.

Her two-year appointment, also announced Sept. 29, is effective Oct. 1. She will work with Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin to develop a strategic plan to recruit women faculty as well as take on other projects to improve the climate for women at the University. She will sit on the Target-of-Opportunity Search Committee, which helps bring to campus outstanding faculty members whose recruitment is of special interest to the University as well as to individual departments.

More details are available in a news release .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601