To the Members of the Medieval Academy,
On behalf of the Council, I am delighted to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Lisa Fagin Davis. The Council’s decision comes after an extensive search, with wide consultation and expressions of interest solicited both within and beyond the Academy. We are all, I am sure, grateful to the Search Committee, consisting of vice presidents William Chester Jordan (chair) and Barbara Newman, Treasurer Gene Lyman, Councillor Bonnie Effros, and former Executive Director Rick Emmerson, for their diligent work in identifying Lisa as the right person to lead us. Many of you will already know Lisa through her fine work as acting director, a post which she accepted in May, 2013. Since then I am sure you have been impressed, as has the Council, by her enthusiasm, her hard work, her willingness to learn (and learn quickly) and, above all, her deep commitment to the Medieval Academy. I am sure you join me in wishing her well in the full-time post which she assumes officially on July 1 of this year, when she will drop the ‘acting’ from her title. All of us involved with the administration of the Academy in recent months know we are in good hands. Congratulations to Lisa.
Richard W. Unger, President