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Hartwick College has named DR. WILLIAM J. EHMANN provost and VP for academic affairs, effective July 1, 2019, concludes a four-month national search. He was most recently provost and VP for academic affairs at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He succeeds Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, who is retiring after serving in the role for 10 years. Ehmann will join Hartwick after a lengthy career at private liberal arts and public institutions of higher education across the country. He served two tenures with Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry and spent three years as associate provost for programs and planning, and later became the college’s interim associate provost. He also served at two other upstate New York institutions. At SUNY Plattsburgh, he was assistant to the provost & VP for academic affairs and as an associate dean at Empire State College in Saratoga Springs. Ehmann earned his bachelor’s degree in earth sciences from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from Brown University in geological sciences, and obtained his Ph.D. in biology-ecology from Utah State University. Before his career in academia, Ehmann spent four years as a geologist with the U.S. Department of Interior and was also a member of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Mission Specialist pool for 20 years.

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