Provost Amy Gutmann slated as next Penn president

Princeton University Provost Amy Gutmann has been nominated to serve as the next president of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn officials announced today in a news release . Penn's full board of trustees is scheduled to approve Gutmann's appointment at its Feb. 20 meeting. Gutmann, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values, is expected to succeed Judith Rodin on July 1, 2004.

"Penn has made an excellent choice in selecting Amy Gutmann as its next president," said Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman. "For 28 years, Amy has been an exceptional teacher and scholar at Princeton, and she has served with great distinction as dean of the faculty and, for the last two-and-a-half years, as provost. We will greatly miss her strong leadership and wise counsel. I look forward to continuing to work with her in her new role as president of our closest Ivy neighbor."

Tilghman said she hopes to designate Gutmann's successor as provost early in the spring semester.

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