English Professor Named Next Provost

Lisa MacFarlane

excerpted from story by Erika Mantz, Director, Media Relations:

President Mark W. Huddleston has named Lisa MacFarlane as UNH’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Her appointment, pending approval by the Executive Committee of the USNH board of trustees, is expected to begin July 1, 2013.

MacFarlane, an accomplished scholar and leader, was one of three finalists for the position. She currently serves as senior vice provost for academic affairs. A professor of English at UNH since 1987, she has also served as director of the University Honors Program and of the American Studies program.

“Lisa MacFarlane has a significant record of academic leadership at UNH and has demonstrated time and again her commitment to the institution as well as its faculty and students,” said Huddleston. “She has been a true partner on the development and implementation of the university strategic plan, especially strengthening our efforts around internationalization. She was instrumental in bringing both the Confucius Institute and the Navitas program to campus, and I look forward to partnering with her as we continue to move forward.”

Read full story in Campus Journal

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