The Executive Committee of the Governing Board of the European Humanities University (EHU) is pleased to announce the selection of G. David Pollick to be provost and chief operating officer of EHU.
“Dr. Pollick’s selection is based on his proven experience at bringing faculty, students, and administrators together effectively and cooperatively around the main task of the university: the delivery of quality education for all students within a strong and positive academic and community environment,” explains EHU Governing Board Chair Daniel Tarschys.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Pollick to the EHU community and are confident that his leadership and extensive experience will serve us well as we continue to optimize management policies and practices at EHU,” says Rector Anatoli Mikhailov.
Pollick holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Ottawa and a PhL from St. Paul’s University, Ottawa, and is a full professor of philosophy with more than thirty years of expertise in the leadership of private colleges. He has served as provost and acting president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland, as president and chief executive officer of the Art Institute of Chicago, as president of Lebanon Valley College, and president of Birmingham-Southern College. His grandparents hail from Belarus.
Pollick will serve the University as chief operating officer, a role essential for the continued development and strengthening of EHU. His appointment was the outcome of an international search process that was conducted during the summer and early fall of 2013. The search attracted a pool of more than thirty senior-level candidates from many parts of the world.
Pollick will be visiting EHU and meeting with students, faculty, and donors on an interim basis during December, January, and February. He will assume full responsibilities as EHU’s provost on March 1, 2014.