Gary Bennett, founding director of Duke’s undergraduate major in global health, will be the next vice provost for undergraduate education, according to a Duke Today release Monday.

Bennett will replace retiring Vice Provost Steve Nowicki, who announced in January that he was stepping down from the role in June. He will take the position effective July 1.

“I am impressed by Gary’s deep personal commitment to our students, his keen intelligence, and by his warm and engaging personality that will enable him to interact effectively with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni," said Provost Sally Kornbluth in the release. "I am grateful to the search committee for their outstanding work.”

Bennett is the Bishop-MacDermott Family professor of psychology & neuroscience, global health and medicine at Duke and is the director of the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center.

"Our undergraduates are the heart of this university,” Bennett said in the release. “I am honored to have the opportunity to imagine new ways to shape their scholarly development and personal growth.”

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