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Stephen Bowen '71 Appointed Dean of Emory University's Oxford College

June 24, 2005

stephen bowen.jpgJune 24, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Stephen H. Bowen, a 1971 graduate of DePauw University, will become the the next dean of Oxford College of Emory University effective August 1. Dr. Bowen is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Pennsylvania's Bucknell University.

"We are so delighted that someone with Steve's administrative track record, commitment to the liberal arts and liberal education, as well as involvement in national educational reform, has agreed to serve as the next dean of Oxford College," says Emory Provost Earl Lewis. "Steve Bowen is the best person to lead this college as it refines its mission for the next decade and beyond."

The announcement of the appointment at Emory's Web site notes, "Bowen, also a senior fellow at the American Association of Colleges and Universities, has been on leave from Bucknell since last year. A biologist by training, he came up through the ranks at Michigan Technological University, joining its faculty as an associate professor in 1983 and becoming first a department chair, then associate dean, then vice provost, before serving a six-month term as interim provost in 2000. Later that year he became Michigan Tech's vice provost for instruction and distance learning before leaving to join the Bucknell administration in 2001."

"Oxford's mission is very close to my heart as an educator," says Bowen. "The faculty have a commitment that is humbling and an esprit de corps that is engaging; the president and the provost have high expectations of Oxford and are committed to supporting its progress."

After graduating from DePauw, Bowen received an M.A. from Indiana University, and earned his Ph.D. in 1976 from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.

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