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July 29: Edgar Schick named provost and vice president of academic affairs

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—A lifelong educator, scholar and academic administrator has been appointed interim provost at Hood College.

Edgar B. Schick, Ph.D., who since 1972 has served in senior leadership positions at a number of colleges and universities, including the University System of Maryland, will direct the College's curricular, instructional and research affairs. He succeeds Katherine Conway-Turner, Ph.D., who was recently named president of Buffalo State College in New York after serving for four years as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Hood.

"We’re fortunate to be appointing an individual with such broad experience in independent and public higher education, an understanding of the importance of integrating liberal arts and professional learning and knowledge of Hood's rich history," said Ronald J. Volpe, president of Hood College.

Schick recently served as interim president and president of Baltimore International College, where he brought the college into compliance with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education standards. Prior to that he was interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., where he worked with faculty, staff and trustees to update the college's governance structure, implemented a revised first-year seminar program, created an office of continuing education and led efforts to gain approval of the doctoral program in education. Between 1988 and 1991 he was the executive director of the board of trustees for the University of Maryland System and then the system's vice chancellor for policy and planning.

He has written numerous articles for professional journals, and served as an educational consultant and board member for academic and accreditation associations.

Schick earned a bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg College and a master's and a doctoral degree from Rutgers University.