Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Loh Named New Iowa Provost

Wallace D. Loh, dean of the college of arts and sciences, professor of public service, and professor of psychology at Seattle University, has been named executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa, pending approval by the state Board of Regents, UI officials announced today.

He will begin Aug. 1, succeeding Mike Hogan, who left last September to become president at the University of Connecticut.

Congratulations to Dr. Loh and our neighbors for an outstanding choice.

Dr. Loh received a bachelor's degree and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Grinnell College and a master's from Cornell University. His doctorate in psychology is from the University of Michigan, and his law degree is from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

"This is a very, very strong university," Loh said in a phone interview today. "The overriding task is to mobilize and inspire the students, faculty and staff to the next level."

Dr. Loh gets it. We could use a little mobilization and inspiration around here, too. But I guess OurLeaders are too busy pursuing other ambitious aspirations.

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