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GSE Dean Fuhrman Steps Down

Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman was approved on May 10 as the new president of Teachers College, Columbia University, where she will take office on August 1. She will be the tenth person to hold the position and TC's first female president.

In her 11 years as dean and George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education at GSE, Dr. Fuhrman has had a "profound influence on the direction and shape of the School." Almost half of GSE's standing tenure-track faculty was hired during her tenure, the range of alternative degree and certification programs has grown considerably under her leadership, and she has been a driving force in the School's increased engagement in local urban schools and in international education. She has traveled broadly in her deanship and has encouraged GSE to become even more globally engaged.

This article appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Almanac on May 23rd, 2006, Volume 52 Number 34.

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