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The New School Names Dr. Dwight A. McBride New President


University’s 9th President Is Emory University Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Leading Scholar of Race and Literary Studies

Provost Staff head shots. Shot for Provost office, Emory University

The New School Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Dr. Dwight A. McBride, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Emory University, as the ninth president of The New School. The announcement comes as The New School celebrates its Centennial, a milestone of academic leadership, public engagement, and creative experimentation. With more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 146 degree programs, The New School is the only university with world-renowned, comprehensive design, social sciences, humanities, and performing arts schools. Its distinctive strength derives from its core commitments to creativity and social engagement.

Dr. McBride will assume his new position as President of The New School in Spring 2020. He has been Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of African American Studies, Distinguished Affiliated Professor of English, and Associated Faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory since 2017. Dr. McBride will succeed David E. Van Zandt, who concludes his presidency after nearly a decade leading The New School.

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