Search committees to select new deans of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Dental Medicine were formed this week, according to an announcement from Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
This announcement comes after several recent changes in the University administration. Paul Sniegowski took over the role of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for this academic year after former Dean Dennis DeTurck completed a 12-year tenure. A new provost was also chosen, as Wendell Pritchett replaced Vincent Price, who is now the president of Duke University.
The dean of the Dental School is Denis F. Kinane, who assumed the role in 2009. Like Carpini, Kinane’s term was also later extended. In 2015, Kinane was reappointed to serve as dean until June 30, 2021, but announced over the summer that he would be stepping down at the end of 2017, according to University spokesperson Stephen MacCarthy.