Wendland appointed Washington University provost

Beverly Wendland

Beverly Wendland, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed provost of Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.

Newly inaugurated Washington University Chancellor Andrew D. Martin makes ‘WashU Pledge’

Chancellor Martin speaking at inauguration on Oct. 3, 2019

On Oct. 3, as he was inaugurated as Washington University in St. Louis’ 15th chancellor, Andrew D. Martin announced the WashU Pledge, a bold new financial aid program that will provide a free undergraduate education to incoming, full-time Missouri and southern Illinois students who are Pell Grant-eligible or from families with annual incomes of $75,000 or less.

Provost search moves forward

Marion Crain

Washington University will begin a national search for its next provost this summer, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. A nine-member committee will be tasked with finding a successor for Holden Thorp and Marion Crain, who holds a dual appointment as vice provost and the Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law, will serve as interim provost during the transition.

Michael Bloomberg announces Midwestern Collegiate Climate Summit

Michael Bloomberg speaks at a podium with Andrew Martin and Lyda Krewson behind him

Michael R. Bloomberg announced May 16 the largest expected convening of Midwest universities focused on mitigating the effects of climate change and moving to a 100% clean-energy economy. Washington University will serve as the anchor for the climate summit and the partnership with other higher education institutions throughout the Midwest.

University creates Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Andrew D. Martin and Adrienne Davis in front of sign reading "Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action - 2019, Dialogues Across Difference"

During remarks at Washington University in St. Louis’ fifth annual Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action, Chancellor-elect Andrew D. Martin announced Feb. 20 the creation of a universitywide Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. The new inter- and transdisciplinary center will bring synergy to research already underway in these areas throughout the university — on […]

Move-in day

Andrew D. Martin at his desk, working on the computer

Chancellor-elect Martin ushered in a new year with a new view of the Danforth Campus on Jan. 2, his first official day on the job.

Law School hosts welcome reception

Andrew D. Martin talks with a guest in the Law Library

The School of Law invited faculty from law and political science to get reacquainted with Chancellor-Elect Martin this fall. At a reception held Oct. 16 in the Crowder Courtyard of Anheuser-Busch Hall, Martin visited with old friends and colleagues, and got to know some new faces.

A warm welcome back from students

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin poses with WashU students

Students got to know Chancellor-Elect Martin at a reception on the Danforth Campus on Sept. 25. Some 400 students came out to the Athletic Complex to meet Martin, who was joined by Chancellor Mark Wrighton, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori White and the WashU Bear, among other special guests.

Wash U’s new leader comes home

Andrew D. Martin sitting casually

For only the second time in its 165-year history, Washington University in St. Louis will be led by one of its own. Andrew D. Martin will become the university’s 15th chancellor in June 2019, the board of trustees announced after a special meeting on July 14, 2018.

For Andrew Martin, an academic journey comes full circle

Andrew D. Martin shakes hands with Mark S. Wrighton as Craig Schnuck looks on

Andrew Martin did not always know he was destined for academia. Back in the summer of 1993 the man who just became Washington University’s next chancellor had just finished his junior year at the College of William and Mary and had no idea where his postgraduate life would take him.

Andrew Martin appointed 15th chancellor of Washington University

Washington University Chancellor Andrew D. Martin

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.