Dennis Brown | March 18, 2020
Marie Lynn Miranda, the former provost of Rice University and a distinguished scholar in the field of children’s environmental health, has been elected the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees, acting on the recommendation of the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
A professor of statistics at Rice, Miranda was the university’s Howard R. Hughes Provost from 2015 to 2019. She stepped down due to a family illness. She will succeed Thomas G. Burish, who is stepping down July 1 after 15 years as Notre Dame’s provost.
“After an extensive national and international search that produced superb internal and external candidates, Father Jenkins and our search committee have recommended a woman with extraordinary scholarly, administrative and service credentials,” said John J. Brennan, chair of the University’s Board. “We are so pleased to welcome Marie Lynn and her family to Notre Dame and look forward to working with her as we build upon Tom’s wonderful work.”
“Professor Miranda rose to the top of a deep and distinguished pool of candidates,” Father Jenkins said. “Bringing a wealth of experience from years of leadership and scholarship at major research institutions and a commitment to student well-being and education, she is drawn to the University’s distinctive Catholic mission. Marie Lynn is just the leader we need at this time at Notre Dame.”
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