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Dr. Tom Brockelman Named Interim Provost

Following a consultative process with members of the faculty, administrators and senior leadership, the College has selected Dr. Thomas Brockelman as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. He will take over the position on July 1.

A professor of philosophy who has been at Le Moyne since 1994, Tom is the author of two books and numerous articles, and his research interests include modern and postmodern studies and critical theory. He currently serves as director of the core curriculum and teaches departmental courses in philosophy and technology, Freud and philosophy, aesthetics and the history of philosophy. Serving on the committee that reviewed all candidates were Doug Egerton from history, Barb Carranti from nursing and Bernard Arogyaswamy from the Madden School of Business. All three deans and the vice presidents were also part of the selection process, and faculty were invited to attend open presentations from all candidates.

“As core director, it was fulfilling to see the implementation of the new curriculum and how it impacted virtually all students this past year,” said Dr. Brockelman. “I look forward to the challenge of being provost and to playing an integral role in key academic strategies and decisions that will impact both faculty and students.”

The College will launch a national search for a permanent provost in the fall. “I would like to thank all those who were involved with the process to select Tom,” said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. “I’m confident that he will bring to this position the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm displayed in all that he’s done here at Le Moyne. I’m grateful he has agreed to serve the College as interim provost.”

posted on: 6/2/2014