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Sweet Briar College has announced the hiring of a new vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college.
Teresa Garrett will begin the post Aug. 1. Since 2007, Garrett was employed at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she began as an assistant professor of chemistry. She most recently served as associate dean.
“Garrett has earned outstanding accolades as a teacher, researcher and leader,” Sweet Briar President Meredith Woo said in a news release. “Her experiences at Vassar, including helping shepherd a rebalancing of the curriculum throughout a two-year planning and implementation process, have uniquely equipped her to lead Sweet Briar’s academic innovation to the next level.”