Woolley, Mauro assume provost positions at College at Florham
Above, Dr. Peter Woolley
University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Christopher A. Capuano has announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Woolley as the next Provost for the College at Florham. Woolley appointed Dr. Brian Mauro, the current Dean of Students for the College at Florham, to succeed Dr. Marilyn Rye as Associate Provost.
“I am confident that Dr. Woolley possesses the right combination of academic, administrative, and leadership skills necessary to excel in his new position,” says Capuano. “Moreover, I know that he will be a relentless advocate for the faculty, students, and staff at the Florham campus.”
Woolley is a professor of comparative politics at FDU as well as executive director of PublicMind, the university’s independent polling group. PublicMind conducts survey research in New Jersey and nationally on politics, society, popular culture, consumer and economic trends.
At right, Dr. Brian Mauro
“Peter Woolley has served Fairleigh Dickinson University with distinction for nearly 24 years as a professor, department chair, and as executive director of PublicMind. He is well-prepared to take on the responsibilities of Provost of the College at Florham and we look forward to his service and leadership in promoting the mission of the University,” says Sheldon Drucker, Interim President.
Woolley will also serve as Senior Vice Provost for Government and Community Affairs and his tenure as provost is effective July 1, 2012.
“I'm thrilled and honored. I am very much looking forward to this opportunity to serve an excellent faculty and staff on an exquisite campus,” says Woolley. “I’m also looking forward to working with Dr. Brian Mauro.”
As Dean of Students, Mauro managed departments that provide student learning and development opportunities and oversaw revitalization projects to improve student space in residence halls and the student center.
“Brian is positive, decisive, ambitious for FDU, and has a broad and well-informed perspective on what works and doesn’t work on college campuses,” says Woolley of Mauro.
To ensure a fluid transition, former College of Florham provost Kenneth Greene worked with Woolley and Mauro during the spring semester.
Greene recently retired after 38 years with the University.