Dean Herbst of Temple's College of Liberal Arts to Depart for Albany
Susan Herbst, dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Temple University, announced her resignation last week to accept a position as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York system.
Herbst will leave in mid-August and start at Albany on Sept. 1. She came to Temple in 2003 after serving as an associate dean at Northwestern University's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
In her two years as dean, Herbst created the CLA's first board of visitors and spearheaded an aggressive faculty recruitment push. By the fall of 2005, more than 45 new tenure-line faculty members will have joined the CLA since Herbst was hired.
"Susan has done a remarkable job in leading the College of Liberal Arts and has really helped to reinvigorate the college," said Temple's provost, Ira Schwartz. "She has attracted some outstanding new faculty both at the junior and senior levels. Her work has put the college and several of its departments on the road to greatness."
An interim dean of the CLA will be named as soon as possible.
"It is with great sadness that I leave this wonderful institution," said Herbst, who will be returning to the Hudson Valley region where she was born and raised.
"Temple is on the right course, thanks to our visionary trustees, President Adamany, Provost Schwartz, and so many stellar faculty leaders. I am enormously grateful to have had the opportunity to help move Temple forward."
- Hillel J. Hoffmann