Shew, who is Ada Rittenhouse Snavely
Professor of Biology, will begin his new duties June 1 following
the retirement of longtime Provost and Dean of the College
Dr. Irvin Penfield.
“Dr. Shew is a highly respected member of our faculty who has a wealth
of academic and administrative experience and we will greatly benefit from his
leadership and integrity during this period of transition,” said BSC
President Dr. Neal Berte, who is retiring June 30 after nearly 29 years at
Berte said that Dr. David Pollick, president-elect of Birmingham-Southern
who will take office in early July, worked with the chairs
of the elected committees
of the faculty and of the six academic divisions in the process of selecting
the interim provost.
Pollick, who will be Birmingham-Southern's 12th president,
said that the college will conduct a national search during
the upcoming academic year for
a permanent provost.