Jonathan L. Chenette, the Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Music at Vassar since 2008 has been unanimously elected the Interim President of Vassar by the Board of Trustees. Chenette assumed his new office on August 15, 2016 and will serve through June 30, 2017.
This interim year is an opportunity for us to continue advancing the kind of education in engaged citizenship proclaimed in the Vassar mission statement. It is my pleasure to lead this effort and to work with all the constituencies of the College to help our students gain the skills and perspectives and experiences that will prepare them for lives of impact and purpose.— Jonathan L. Chenette, Interim President
The Board of Trustees is delighted that during this period of transition for the College, Dean Chenette, working closely with our talented and committed group of senior administrators and staff, and with the Board of Trustees, is available to provide continuity and valuable leadership to the College.— William A. Plapinger ’74 P’10, Chair, Board of Trustees
A presidential search is currently underway, and Vassar’s 11th president will take office on July 1, 2017.