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Johns Hopkins names Columbia University administrator as provost

JHU Provost Robert C Lieberman

JHU Provost Robert C Lieberman

A Columbia University administrator is taking over a top post at Johns Hopkins University.

Robert C. Lieberman will take on the role of provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Hopkins July 1. Lieberman is currently the interim dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

“Rob brings a scholarly record and leadership experience, clearly marked with the ‘excellence gene,’ that will make him a wonderful partner for me and the university’s senior leadership team as we work to advance our mission,” Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels said in a statement.

In addition to his position as interim dean, Lieberman is a professor of political science and public affairs at Columbia. He has been a faculty member at Columbia since 1994.

As Hopkins’ chief academic officer Lieberman will have oversight of the university’s renowned research program. Lieberman said he is eager to take on the responsibility.

“I’m excited by the challenge of helping a great university determine how and where it will make its next contributions,” he said in a statement.

As provost Lieberman will also work with the deans from Hopkins’ nine academic divisions.

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