New College President Gordon “Mike” Michalson announced yesterday that Professor of Music Stephen Miles would become the school’s new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs starting on July 1, 2011 for a three-year term that is renewable.
“Steve’s outstanding record of accomplishment in the traditional areas of teaching, research, and service includes the requisite strengths necessary to provide leadership to the faculty,” Michalson said in an e-mail to New College faculty, staff and students. “In addition, his administrative service as both a Division Chair and as the Chair of key faculty committees gives him a broad-based perspective on faculty governance and overall administrative life at the College.”
Miles, who also directs the popular New Music New College series of concerts, will replace current provost and Professor of Psychology Charlene Callahan, who is retiring this summer. Ten other faculty members were considered for the position.