Feb. 27, 2015 – Professor of Geology Ron Cole has been appointed provost and dean of Allegheny College, effective July 1. Cole will succeed Linda DeMeritt, who has served as the college’s chief academic officer since 2003.
“Ron is a proven leader, a scholar of the first rank, an exceptional teacher and a mentor not only to students but to his colleagues on the faculty,” said President James H. Mullen Jr. “He is committed to the core values of our residential liberal arts community and has offered a compelling vision for our future that is grounded in academic rigor, shared governance and to insuring a diverse, inclusive campus environment. The totality of his experience — as well as his collegiality, openness and essential fairness — affords him a particularly strong preparation for his new role. He will be an outstanding provost and dean of the college.” (more…)