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Resignation of Admissions Dean
September 11, 2007, Volume 54, No. 3

President Amy Gutmann and Provost Ron Daniels have accepted the resignation of Lee Stetson as Dean of Admissions, effective August 29.

Eric Kaplan has been appointed to serve as interim Dean of Admissions. He has been the  Associate Secretary in the Secretary’s Office for the past year (Almanac September 12, 2006) and before that was Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Lehigh University. He also served as Director of Admissions at Penn for several years, before moving to the top post at Lehigh. He earned his B.A. in psychology from Connecticut College and an Ed.M. in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University.

President Gutmann is leading a national search for a new Dean in close collaboration with the Provost. An advisory committee has been appointed to work with them to identify candidates and to provide advice and counsel throughout the process.

“The role of Dean of Admissions is critically important to Penn’s continuing success as one of the nation’s leading universities. As such, the selection of a new Dean will be a primary focus during the next year. With our talented admissions staff and Eric Kaplan’s experience and leadership, we expect the admissions process this year to be as well managed and effective as ever,” said President Gutmann.

Ed. Note: The out-of-date piece that ran in the September 4 issue concerning Lee Stetson was what had been issued in late July. The change in the timeline was announced after that issue had gone to press in August.

Almanac - September 11, 2007, Volume 54, No. 3