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News from the Hill April 06, 2010 | back to index

President Nick Carter announces interim appointments

Andover Newton President Nick Carter announced today that, with the support of the faculty and the Board of Trustees, he is appointing two senior faculty members to share the interim responsibilities of the dean of the faculty over the coming academic year.

When William R. Herzog II, current dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs, returns to the faculty and regular teaching on July 1, 2010, Sharon Thornton, professor of pastoral theology, will assume the role of dean of the faculty and serve through the end of the calendar year: December 31, 2010.

On January 1, 2011, Robert Pazmino, Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education, will take over the dean’s position from Professor Thornton and carry the responsibilities until the end of the academic year on June 30, 2011.

“We are blessed to be able to have two faculty members of this caliber who are willing to help the school through this important transition. Their wisdom and experience will be invaluable,” said President Carter.

It is expected that, in the coming weeks, President Carter will appoint a Search Committee for a new Dean of the Faculty. As mandated by school policy, that committee, chaired by the Presdient, will consist of two trustees, three faculty members, one staff member, and one student. Based on the counsel of this committee, the president will recommend a candidate for election by the Trustees to become Andover Newton’s new dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs.