University of New England Taps Rutgers Health Dean as Provost

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

Gwendolyn Mahon

The University of New England appointed Rutgers University School of Health Professions dean Gwendolyn Mahon to be provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of the Biddeford, Maine university, effective Oct. 24. Mahon previously was associate dean for administration at the the Rutgers Health Professions school, assistant dean for research at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and director of Cancer Research Program Development and Planning at the NJMS University Hospital Cancer Center. At Rutgers, she opened new graduate programs in occupational therapy, bilingual speech language pathology, clinical nutrition and health informatics, while developing new partnerships for articulation and dual/joint degrees with the schools of Public Health and Arts and Sciences.

Bryant University named Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer David R. Proulx as its vice president for business affairs and CFO, starting Aug. 1. At RISD, Proulx oversaw the $63 million construction and renovation of housing and dining facilities and co-managed all aspects of RISD’s response to Covid-19. He served as RISD’s interim president from July 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022. Before joining RISD, he held posts at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania and at the University of New Hampshire.

Marcus Davis, currently associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at James Madison University (JMU), was appointed dean of Western New England University’s College of Arts & Sciences and professor of biology. Before joining JMU, Davis served as associate dean for research for the College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.


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