University Communications Staff

Ron Ozio

Director, Media Relations

Admissions, International Media Outreach, Penn Compact, Penn Media Seminars, Penn Media Training Workshops, Penn News Today

215-898-8658 (office), 215-852-8017 (cell)

ozio@upenn.edu

Jessica A. Mertz has been named Director of Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life, made the announcement.
Vincent E. Price, who has served as provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009, has been reappointed for an additional five-year term, to run through June 30, 2021.
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, dean of the School of Design and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to an extension of her appointment as dean until June 30, 2016.
A new report from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues calls for the integration of ethics across the life of neuroscientific research endeavors.
Michael X. Delli Carpini, professor of communication and Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to an extension of his term as dean until June 30, 2018. 
Wendell E. Pritchett has been named interim dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School for the 2014-15 academic year.
Pam Grossman has been named dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price. 
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that John L. Jackson Jr., the Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Advisor for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, has been named dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice.
Geoffrey Garrett has been named dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the newest of the Penn Compact 2020 Presidential Initiatives -- a bold plan to create up to 50 new endowed professorships over the next four years.