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UMW provost to resign

Jay Harper has resigned as provost of University of Mary Washington, effective June 24.

He said:

For the last three years, I have had the honor of leading an outstanding faculty through significant reorganization. The creation of two new professional colleges linked with the core College of Arts and Sciences is consonant with my initial mission. I believe the division of Academic Affairs is well positioned to lead the university through our decennial reaffirmation process. I am confident that we are well on our way to becoming the best public liberal arts university in the nation.

President Rick Hurley will appoint an interim provost for the upcoming school year. He hopes to name someone by the end of April.


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