Provost leaves for Oxford

Provost Andrew Hamilton, Ph.D., is leaving Yale after 11 years to become the next vice chancellor of the University of Oxford in England.

“As a noted scientist, a successful department chair, university citizen and provost these past four years, Andy has had a remarkable impact on Yale since joining our faculty in 1997,” said President Richard C. Levin.

Hamilton helped create the Yale Center for Genomics and Proteomics and the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. He has been instrumental in developing plans for research programs and core facilities for Yale’s new West Campus. Hamilton also helped to create the new interdisciplinary Humanities Program and has supported Yale’s investments in the arts.

After joining Yale, Hamilton became chair of the chemistry department in 1999. He became deputy provost for science and technology in 2003 and provost in 2004 after then-Provost Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., was appointed president of MIT.

In September, Peter Salovey, Ph.D., dean of Yale College was named provost.

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