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Teresa Thomas

For immediate release:
June 30, 2005

Carnegie Mellon Provost Mark S. Kamlet Appointed for New Five-year Term as Provost

Receives Additional Title of Senior Vice President

Mark S. Kamlet has been appointed to a new five-year term as provost and was named senior vice president.
PITTSBURGH—University President Jared L. Cohon has appointed Mark S. Kamlet, provost of Carnegie Mellon University since 2000, to a new five-year term. Kamlet also was named senior vice president effective July 1.

"In our administration, the provost plays a central and especially important role in both day-to-day operations and long-term strategy. Mark has been nothing short of brilliant in filling this role. His reappointment is a great thing for the university," Cohon said.

Cohon said that Kamlet's new title of senior vice president recognizes the key role the provost plays in almost all aspects of administration.

Since joining the faculty in 1976, Kamlet has had a distinguished career at the university. A professor of economics and public policy, he was head of the Department of Social and Decision Sciences and associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Kamlet was dean of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management for eight years before becoming provost.

Kamlet is an expert in the economics of health care, quantitative methodology and public finance. He is on the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Board of the Institute of Medicine and has served in recent years on several expert consensus panels for the Centers for Disease Control, the Institute of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. He was recently appointed by the director of NIH to be a member of the Public Access Working Group, which will monitor the impact of open access to results of NIH-funded research. He also has served as chairman of the board of Carnegie Learning and iCarnegie.

Locally, Kamlet is on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Consortium, the Institute for Transfusion Medicine, the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Highmark Inc. Kamlet also serves on the Allegheny County Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Board.

Kamlet earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his master's and doctor's degrees at the University of California at Berkeley.


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