Brown, vice president for academic affairs and provost, will step down from
her position June 30. She will spend a year on sabbatical, and return to
Wesleyan as a professor of history in 2008.
was recruited six years ago to help Wesleyan achieve its highest academic
aspirations as a liberal arts university.
brought extraordinary intelligence and commitment to what is surely one of
the most difficult jobs in university administration,” says President Doug
Bennet. “I speak for the trustees and all of us in thanking her for her
leadership and celebrating her plan to return to scholarship here at
who has not has a sabbatical since 1992, has worked in academic
administration for 11 years. She made her announcement during a faculty
meeting Feb. 14.
ready for a change and for a change of pace,” she says. “I would like to
take a break, to resume some intellectual projects I have neglected, to
explore new intellectual horizons, and above all, to take more time to be
with and travel with my family, especially with my husband, Shannon, while
we are still able to enjoy a healthy, energetic, and active life.”
will appoint another faculty member as interim vice president for academic
affairs and will actively consider nominations.
of the greatest importance that we sustain the momentum and direction to
which Judith has contributed so much, and meet the objectives in the
strategic plan,” Bennet says.