York College Selects Next President

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

York College of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees announced today the selection of Pamela Gunter-Smith, Ph.D., as the fourth president of the College. Gunter-Smith has served as provost and academic vice president at Drew University in Madison, N.J., since 2006. She will succeed George W. Waldner, Ph.D., who will retire June 30 after 22 years as York’s president.

“I am honored to have been selected as the next president of York College,” said Gunter-Smith. “It is an amazing institution with excellent and committed faculty and staff, wonderful students, and a beautiful campus. York stands as a model for affordable academic excellence and is well positioned to be a leader in the national conversation on the cost of higher education. It will be a privilege to lead this great institution into the future and advance its distinctive mission and vision.”

Gunter-Smith serves as Drew University’s chief academic officer with responsibility for academic programs and academic support in the University’s three schools — the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

Her many accomplishments encompass advancing a new vision for the sciences, including the design of a new science facility; elevating standards for promotion and tenure; increasing the diversity of faculty and students; improving student retention; and creating new graduate programs.

She also led Drew’s strategic planning and assessment efforts.

Gunter-Smith’s regular presence at Drew sporting events earned her the title “#1 Fan of Ranger Bear Athletics.”

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