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After serving in the position on an interim basis since July 2012, Hikaru Kozuma has been named Penn’s associate vice provost for student affairs, the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life announced.

Kozuma first came to Penn in 2010 as the executive director of the Office of Student Affairs. Through that position, he worked closely with student groups like the Undergraduate Assembly and the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly.

“I feel honored and privileged to be given this opportunity to continue to help shape student life and experiences here at Penn, and to do so now in the full-time role excites me,” he said in an email.

As associate vice provost, Kozuma — who is currently working toward his doctorate in education through the Graduate School of Education — has oversight over departments like the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives and Civic House.

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