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Pamela Swett is the next dean of humanities

Pamela Swett, a renowned historian, researcher and accomplished McMaster professor is the next dean of humanities.

The Senate and Board of Governors approved her appointment this week and she will begin her new role July 1. She succeeds Ken Cruikshank who has served as dean since 2013.

“This is an outstanding appointment for McMaster and the Faculty of Humanities,” says David Farrar, provost and vice-president academic. “During an extensive international search that attracted many excellent candidates, Dr. Swett stood out for her vision, team leadership skills and deep understanding and appreciation of McMaster. She is a highly regarded teacher, researcher and administrator and I am confident that under her leadership, the Faculty of Humanities will continue to advance towards an even brighter future.”

“It is a distinct honour to be chosen the next dean,” says Swett. “Since arriving on campus in 1999 as an assistant professor, I have been privileged to be part of a team of accomplished teachers, researchers and staff, all working to serve our community of amazing students. I am looking forward to continuing the remarkable progress made under Dean Cruikshank’s leadership.”

Read more about our next dean of humanities on the McMaster Daily News.