St Mike’s names Neuhauser 16th president

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first_imgWednesday, January 31, 2007Number 2 man at Boston College namedJack Neuhauser, professor and former academic VP at Boston College, named 16th President of Saint Michael’s CollegeCOLCHESTER, VT: John J. (Jack) Neuhauser, University Professor, Boston College, was named today the 16th president of Saint Michaels College, a liberal arts residential Catholic college located in the Burlington area of Vermont.Professor Neuhauser served from 1999 to 2005 as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College, and from 1977 to 1999 as dean and professor of the Boston College Carroll School of Management. Dr. Neuhauser, a computer scientist, will begin his position as president of Saint Michaels College on July 1, 2007.Ive come to know and admire Saint Michaels College as a trustee for five years, and quite literally, to know this place is to love it, Professor Neuhauser said, on being named the next president of the college. The academic qualities of Saint Michaels, its faculty commitment to scholarship and teaching, the enthusiasm and curiosity of its students, and its talented administration and staff, should put it in the first ranks of liberal arts colleges. That is the path I hope we will follow together, he said. I only hope to be able to continue the strong legacy of Marc and Dana vanderHeyden [Saint Michaels current president and his wife] and their predecessors.On behalf of the Board of Trustees, let me say, we couldnt be more pleased to have the honor of naming Jack Neuhauser as the 16th president of Saint Michael’s College, said Joseph Garrity, chairman of the Saint Michaels Board.Under the leadership of retiring President Marc vanderHeyden, Saint Michaels has achieved significant accomplishments, said Chairman Garrity, a 1978 graduate of Saint Michaels and retired COO/CFO of 4Kids Entertainment of New York City. In four of the last seven years, the Carnegie Foundation has named Saint Michael’s College professors as Vermont Professor of the Year.  Our students have also been nationally recognized with the awarding of a Rhodes Scholar and Pickering Fellow within the last year, and in 2003 Saint Michaels was recognized with an invitation to host a chapter of the academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa on campus.  Its easy to see why Saint Michaels has come to be included in Princeton Reviews Best 361 Colleges, Chairman Garrity said. Jack Neuhauser has the experience and skill to build on our momentum, to continue to build on our significant accomplishments, and to take us forward. he said.A glimpse at Jack Neuhausers career at Boston CollegeDuring his six years as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College, Professor Neuhauser was responsible for leadership of the faculty in seven schools and colleges, containing 670 full-time faculty members, and nearly 400 part-time. During this time the number of full-time faculty increased by 50 and the number of endowed professorships more than doubled, to 45. Half the new faculty were persons of color. During his tenure, grant funding doubled to over $40 million per year, and undergraduate applications increased by 50 percent, with a steady increase in quality. The university received the fourth highest number of applications of any private university in the United States, attracting over 22,000, and BC cemented its place as a top 40 national university in the U.S. News rankings.As dean of Boston Colleges Carroll School of Management, Professor Neuhauser led a redesign of the MBA program to promote socially responsible, ethical management and to offer several joint degree programs: MBA-MSA, MBA-JD and MBA-Ph.D. He is also credited with raising $20 million on his own for the Carroll School.Professor Neuhausers BackgroundA native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Neuhauser earned a bachelors degree in physics from Manhattan College in 1964, a masters in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965, and a doctorate in operations research and statistics: mathematics, also from Rensselaer, in 1968. Professor Neuhauser is described as an academic leader who strives for excellence first, and as a person who is very comfortable providing leadership within the framework of a strong Catholic institution. Jack Neuhauser has been a member of the Saint Michael’s College Board of Trustees since 2001. He is the father of three grown children. He has completed the Boston Marathon seven times.About Saint Michaels CollegeSaint Michaels College, founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President Marc A. vanderHeyden, has been identified by U. S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years as one of the top15 Masters Universities in the North. A liberal arts, residential, Catholic college located in the Burlington area of Vermont, Saint Michaels was recently invited to sponsor a chapter of the prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, on campus. Saint Michaels has 2,000 full-time undergraduate students, and some 500 graduate students and 200 international students. The College was named by Newsweek magazine a Hidden Treasure, one of 30 colleges recommended most frequently by guidance counselors for being schools that deserve more national recognition. Saint Michaels is included in Princeton Reviews The Best 361 Colleges: 2007 Edition.-30-last_img

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