Two key administrators who have significantly influenced Wagner students in recent years took on new roles this summer — both at prominent historically black colleges and universities.
Lily D. McNair, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, was named Tuskegee University’s eighth president as of July 1. She is the first female president in the institution’s 136-year history. McNair had served as Wagner’s provost since 2011. Jeffrey Kraus, vice provost and dean of graduate studies, has been appointed to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs for 2018–19.
Curtis Wright, chief diversity officer and dean of campus life, was named vice president of student services at Xavier University of Louisiana as of August 1. Wright began working at Wagner in 2006 as the director of co-curricular programs. Wagner will launch a search for the new dean of campus life.