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Andrew Martin appointed 15th chancellor of Washington University

Andrew D. Martin, dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, has been appointed chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, effective June 1, 2019, according to Craig D. Schnuck, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees and chairman emeritus of Schnuck Markets Inc.

Martin was elected by a unanimous vote at a special meeting of the Board held today at the university. He will succeed Mark S. Wrighton, who has served as chancellor since 1995 and announced last year his intention to conclude his term in 2019.

Andrew D. Martin

“After a comprehensive global search that produced a slate of highly qualified final candidates, I can say with confidence that we have found the ideal person to pick up the mantle of leadership at Washington University,” said Schnuck, who served as chair of the 20-member chancellor search committee.

Martin, 45, earned his doctorate in political science from Washington University in 1998, and was a member of the university’s faculty for 14 years, most recently serving as the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science. He served as founding director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law from 2006 to 2014, as chair of the Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences from 2007 to 2011, and as vice dean in the School of Law from 2012 to 2014, when he left to assume his current role at Michigan.

"I'm delighted to welcome Andrew Martin back to Washington University," says Barbara Schaal, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor. "Andrew is an exceptional scholar and colleague, as well as a proven leader. The fact that he is an eminent political scientist and someone with deep roots in Arts & Sciences makes his appointment all the more special and exciting for our school. He has the right combination of vision and strategy to help us build on our strengths and advance even further in the years to come.”

Read more from the original announcement on the Source.

You can also read an interview with Martin in StudLife.

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