After more than seven years as provost and vice president for academic affairs, Devorah Lieberman left Wagner College this summer to become president of the University of La Verne in eastern Los Angeles County.
Taking her place is Lily McNair, who most recently served as associate provost of research at Spelman College in Atlanta.
A former associate professor of psychology at the University of Georgia, McNair is a clinical psychologist who specializes in community-based interventions targeting substance use and early sexual behavior in African-American youth. She is co-editor of the textbook Women: Images and Realities.
“I look forward to the opportunities my new role will offer,” said McNair. “These are challenging times for higher education, but such times can serve as fertile ground for the emergence of creative, innovative, and immensely promising ideas.”
A New Jersey native, McNair earned her bachelor's degree at Princeton and her Ph.D. at SUNY Stony Brook.
In May, Bill Mea joined Wagner as vice president for business and finance, replacing the late Thomas Carroll.
Mea came to Wagner from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he was vice president for finance and administration. He previously worked as a financial officer at Philadelphia University and as an auditor for Ernst & Young. He holds a bachelor's in business administration from Widener University and an MBA from Philadelphia University.
Summer 2015 Update: John Carrescia ’99 M’06 was appointed vice president for business and finance after the departure of Bill Mea.