University Welcomes New Provost, Dean
In late May, President Seligman announced the final two appointments to his senior leadership team: University Provost Ralph Kuncl and Dean of the Eastman School of Music Douglas Lowry.
Kuncl, a neuroscientist and a nationally recognized leader in higher education, most recently served as provost of Bryn Mawr College. Kuncl achieved distinction as a scientist and an administrator while at Johns Hopkins University. During his time there, his lab discovered the glutamate transporter defect in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. The discovery changed the field and helped lead to the first effective treatment for the disease.
Lowry, a noted composer and conductor, was dean of the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. For seven years, Lowry led the eightdivision conservatory within a public research university. Lowry's compositional premiers and other musical work have taken him to venues throughout the United States and Asia as a guest conductor and clinician of orchestras and wind ensembles.