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Loyola University selects new provost and VP of academic affairs

March 23, 2012

Loyola University New Orleans has selected Marc Manganaro, Ph.D., as its new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Manganaro, who is slated to begin work at Loyola on July 1, is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga University and is a professor of English. Manganaro's appointment follows the announcement of current Provost Edward J. Kvet's retirement in July 2012.

Loyola University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., said Manganaro's selection came after much consideration and input from members of the university community.

"I am delighted that Dr. Manganaro will be joining us at Loyola," said Wildes. "He is an accomplished scholar and teacher who understands the Jesuit mission in higher education."

Prior to working at Gonzaga, Manganaro was a faculty member for 18 years in the department of English and served as an administrator at Rutgers University. For the three years before his arrival at Gonzaga, he was dean of academic affairs at Douglass College, the women's college of Rutgers, where he received the Douglass Medal for Outstanding Service in 2006. From 2002-04, he served as associate dean of academic affairs at University College, Rutgers. Prior to serving at University College, he took on leadership roles in departmental administration and in faculty governance, and for one year was chair of the Rutgers Faculty Council.

Manganaro is a scholar and teacher in modern literature in English, with specializations in modernist literature and in interdisciplinary work between literary study and cultural anthropology, folklore and myth. He has published several books in these areas, including "Culture, 1922: The Emergence of a Concept," and the edited collection "Modernist Anthropology: From Field-Work to Text," both published by Princeton University Press. He is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship.

Born and reared in Omaha, Neb., Manganaro earned a bachelor 's degree in English from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1977, his master's from San Francisco State University in 1979, and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. He is married to freelance editor and cookbook author Nicole Lokach Manganaro and has five children.

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