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Penn President Amy Gutmann announced at noon today that the Board of Trustees voted to reappoint Provost Vincent Price for a second term. His original seven year term — set to end in 2016 — is now extended until June 30, 2021.

Prior to his appointment as Penn’s 29th Provost in July 2009, Price — who arrived at Penn in 1998 — was a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication. As Provost, he now oversees education, research, faculty and student life at the University..

Price’s accomplishments in his first term include his commitment to the Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence, spearheading Penn’s role in online learning and furthering Penn’s global engagement initiatives.

“Vince’s passion and intellect have strengthened Penn in countless ways, and his vision, superb judgment and collegiality are the standard by which all provosts should be judged,” Gutmann said in a press release.

Gutmann formed a consultative committee in early April to advise her on Price’s reappointment. The committee included Undergraduate Assembly President Abe Sutton, School of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Eve Troutt Powell, Vice President for Institutional Affairs Joann Mitchell and Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System James Jameson.

In an email from Gutmann to the Penn community, she noted the committee’s optimism about Price’s future as Penn’s chief academic officer.

“I look forward to continuing to collaborate with him in advancing our vision for Penn as the world’s most inclusive, integrated and impactful university,” Gutmann said in the press release.

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