Humphrey Institute seeking new dean

J. Brian Atwood will step down come January.

by Sarah Nienaber

The search for a new dean of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs is on.

University of Minnesota Law School Dean and professor David Wippman will chair a search committee comprised of various members of the Humphrey Institute. The committee will work with a search firm to identify a group of semi-finalists. The position will be adverstised nationally and internationally.

Current Dean J. Brian Atwood will “take leave” from the University in January to become chair of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentâÄôs Development Assistance Committee in Paris, according to a press release.

Professor Greg Lindsey was appointed on Nov. 23 as the interim dean of the Humphrey Institute.