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Jacob Adams named CGU Executive Vice President and Provost

Jacob Adams named CGU Executive Vice President and Provost

Jacob Adams, professor in the School of Educational Studies, has been named executive vice president and provost of Claremont Graduate University. His term began August 1, 2011.

Adams has a long history with Claremont, receiving a BA in political studies from Pitzer College and a master’s degree in public policy studies from CGU.

“Proudly, Jacob is both ‘our own’ and also brings the perspective of other high-quality institutions he has served or been educated in,” President Deborah Freund wrote in a message to the CGU community. “And like CGU, his education has been transdisciplinary.”

Jacob went on to earn his PhD in Education Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University, then joined the education faculty of Vanderbilt University in 1991 and the public affairs faculty of the University of Washington (UW) in 2001. During his time at Vanderbilt, Jacob also chaired the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Institute for Education Research, whose mission was to track the implementation of the nation’s most sweeping K-12 education reforms.

After serving at Vanderbilt and then UW with distinction, he joined the faculty of CGU’s School of Educational Studies in 2006.

 “At CGU, Jacob has been a tireless worker, known for his commitment, organization, and listening skills, and for the excellent job he did running the Faculty Executive Committee and co-chairing The Steering Committee on CGU Excellence this year,” wrote Freund. “His savvy budget and people skills, honed from his experiences in capitals and board rooms, and his excellent academic work in Nashville, Seattle, and Claremont, are sure to serve us well in the years to come.”

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