Provost and executive vice president Carol Bresnahan will no longer be working at the College as of the conclusion of the 2011 academic year, according to an official College e-mail. Bresnahan has accepted the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and will start July 1.
As President R. Barbara Gitenstein stated in an e-mail to the College community on April 5, Bresnahan has worked closely with the president as a co-chair of the Committee on Planning and Priorities and through her work in establishing the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She has been a part of the college community since 2008.
“The College is a wonderful place to be, and I have truly enjoyed my three years here,” Bresnahan said.
Bresnahan said that her new position will focus on Rollins College’s academic values and quality. She will be working closely with the president, Lewis Duncan, and hopes to be more engaged in fundraising and “friendraising.”
Prior to her start at Rollins College, Bresnahan said she will focus on learning more about the college’s campus and community, and “may even go to Disney World.”
With Bresnahan’s departure, president Gitenstein will be accepting recommendations from the campus community for an interim provost and vice president while searching for a permanent replacement for Bresnahan.
Details regarding a farewell reception are forthcoming.
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