|Weisenstein named president of West Chester University|
Greg Weisenstein, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has been named the new president of West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He will begin his duties in March. In order to have seamless transition, President Robert Kelley has named Paul LeBel, dean of the School of Law, to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs until the end of a national search to fill Weisenstein's position. While LeBel is serving in that capacity, Kathryn Rand will serve as acting dean of the School of Law.
The following is a message from Dr. Weisenstein:
Dear friends and colleagues:
I want to let you all know that I have accepted the Presidency at West Chester University, a member campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. While I am delighted at the opportunity to lead the second largest university in the Pennsylvania State System and an institution that is widely know for its excellence, I am sad to be leaving people on and off campus who I consider among the best anywhere in the country. My wife, Sandra, and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Grand Forks and have made friends who will remain close to us for the remainder of our lives. I am also convinced that the University of North Dakota’s future is very bright and that I will continue to read about the fantastic things that people at the institution are accomplishing. Having been a part of this great institution has indeed been a privilege.