Andrew Hamilton, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford in England since 2009, has been named 16th president of New York University.
Prior to Oxford, he was at Yale, as provost and as a professor of chemistry, molecular biophysics and biochemistry.
Besides his presidential duties at NYU, he plans to maintain active in teaching and research. Hamilton will start in January 2016, succeeding retiring president John Sexton, who has served NYU since 2002. More people news:
- Jack W. Peltason, president emeritus of the University of California and emeritus chancellor of UC Irvine, passed away in March after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 91. Peltason was an internationally recognized political scientist and scholar of constitutional law. He was principal author of Government by the People (1952), a fundamental American democracy text for political science students.
- Ohio’s Ashland University has selected Carlos Campo as its 30th president. Campo is currently president of Regent University (Va.). He will start his new role on June 1.
- Marie Lynn Miranda, dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, has been named provost of Rice University (Texas). She will replace George McLendon when beginning her duties on July 1.