Following an extended national search, the college has appointed Dr. Anne Skleder as Cabrini’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. President Marie Angelella George said that her position will become effective on July 1, 2010. Skleder will also join the psychology department as a professor.
“I’m eager to assume my duties at Cabrini, the College’s mission is closely aligned with my personal interests and values,” Skleder said in a statement released by he college.
Skleder is the current dean of Chatham College for Women at Chatham University in Pittsburgh,Pa. She was a driving force in creating the undergraduate College for Women, as Chatham achieved university status.
Skleder has also served in other academic roles including: Vice Provost and founding Director of the Center for Community Engagement at Alvernia University. She also had teaching assignments at Temple University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University and DeSales University.
During her visit to campus Skleder said that the newly implemented Justice Matters curriculum and the college’s faith-based mission were motivating reasons to apply for the position.
“I believe it is important to have a strong core curriculum that everyone experiences. I want to challenge how Justice Matters unfolds on the campus,” Skleder had said during her visit.
Skleder will work as a liason between faculty, staff and administrators to uphold the quality of Cabrini’s educational programs. She will also be in charge of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum and academic programs.
When Skleder assumes her role, it will mark the end of Dr. G. Thomass Mann’s interim position. In order to ensure continuity among this transition Skleder will be on campus working with Mann and George.