UNH Announces Appointments of Provost and Vice President

Contact Kim Billings
UNH News Bureau

July 1, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire President Ann Weaver Hart announced this morning the appointments of Bruce Mallory as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and Mark Rubinstein as vice president for student and academic services. Both appointments, approved last week by the USNH Board of Trustees' Executive Committee, are effective today.

Bruce Mallory, currently senior vice provost for academic affairs, dean of the Graduate School, and professor of education, is nationally and internationally known for his research on education reform. He has taught at UNH for more than 20 years.

"Dr. Mallory brings to his new responsibilities strong leadership skills and is widely respected by the UNH faculty for those and for his scholarship," Hart said. Mallory is closely involved with many facets of academic affairs - from the academic planning process to collective bargaining.

Mallory will work directly with the college and school deans, academic directors, and key faculty governance groups on all curricular, personnel
and budget matters, and will be Hart's close adviser and colleague as the senior executive of the university in her absence.

Trustees also last week approved the appointment of Mark Rubinstein to the position of vice president for student and academic services. He formerly was vice provost for academic achievement and enrollment management. His new appointment encompasses the duties of the previous position of Vice President for Student Affairs, and includes the academic services critical to students, uniting all student services under his leadership.

"Dr. Rubinstein brings to this newly configured position the vision and energy that are necessary to achieve the promise of the academic plan to integrate student and academic services in support of our students' success," according to Hart.

UNH has been engaged in a comprehensive review of both academic affairs and student affairs this past academic year. "It quickly became clear during this review that our students will benefit from more unified student educational support services in very close collaboration with the work of academic affairs," Hart explained. "Dr. Rubinstein is a compelling leader with a strong vision of where we need to go with this effort, and we are extremely fortunate that he has agreed to take on this important challenge in partnership with the provost."

Kevin Charles, who has served as interim vice president for student affairs this past year, will work with Mallory, Rubinstein and a team of people to plan for the future of student and academic services.

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