Two new appointments in Provost's OfficeProvost Geoffrey Stone has named Mary Harvey Associate Provost and Mark Hansen Associate Provost for Research and Education, effective July 1. Harvey, Associate Director of Foundation Relations in Development, will succeed Pat Swanson as Associate Provost, who is retiring at the end of July. "For the past 28 years, Pat has been an invaluable member of the University community, most recently as Associate Provost," Stone said. "In the five years she has served as Associate Provost, Pat has brought remarkable energy, intelligence, thoughtfulness, integrity, sound judgment and good will to the position. She has earned the trust and admiration of everyone who has had the privilege to work with her. I know we all will miss her." Harvey has served as Associate Director of Foundation Relations for the past six years. Before coming to the University, she was assistant to the cultural attache of the consulate general of France and assistant director for humanities at the University of Minnesota Art Museum. She received her Ph.D. in art history from Chicago in 1987. Hansen will succeed Daniel Garber, the Lawrence Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy, who has served as Associate Provost for Research and Education for the past three years and will now return to full-time teaching and research. "Dan Garber has been a wonderful addition to the Provost's Office," Stone said. "His unparalleled optimism, good humor and warmth were a constant tonic, and his deep understanding of the culture and values of the University was a constant reminder of what matters most at this institution. His service is a reminder of how very important it is for distinguished members of the faculty to share in the responsibilities of University administration."
Hansen, Professor in Political Science, is an expert in American politics. A University faculty member since 1986, he served as Chairman of Political Science from 1995 until this year. He received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1987.