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Andrew Martin appointed 15th chancellor of Washington University

Washington University Chancellor Andrew D. Martin
Andrew D. Martin, the 15th chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)

Andrew D. Martin, dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, has been appointed chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, effective June 1, 2019, according to Craig D. Schnuck, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees and chairman emeritus of Schnuck Markets Inc.

Martin was elected by a unanimous vote at a special meeting of the Board held today at the university. He will succeed Mark S. Wrighton, who has served as chancellor since 1995 and announced last year his intention to conclude his term in 2019.

“After a comprehensive global search that produced a slate of highly qualified final candidates, I can say with confidence that we have found the ideal person to pick up the mantle of leadership at Washington University,” said Schnuck, who served as chair of the 20-member chancellor search committee.

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