Waters Named to Boston University’s Presidential Search Committee

in News Releases, Sargent College, University Affairs
February 14th, 2005

Contact: Steve Burgay, 617-353-1168 | burgay@bu.edu

(Boston) — David F. D’Alessandro, chairman of the Boston University Presidential Search Committee, today announced the appointment of Gloria S. Waters to the committee. Waters, a professor of communications disorders and a widely published researcher, was recently named dean of BU Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Waters will replace former committee member Ronald K. Richardson, director of BU’s African American Studies Program and an associate professor of history. Richardson recently resigned from the Presidential Search Committee in order to become a candidate for the position of university president.

A member of the BU faculty since 1997, Waters also serves as chair of Sargent’s Department of Health Sciences. Her teaching and research areas include adult language disorders, aging and communication, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology.

Waters previously served on the faculty at McGill University in Montreal. She earned a bachelor’s degree from McGill, and a master’s degree in applied psychology and a doctorate in psychology from Concordia University.

Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its 17 schools and colleges. The university offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for research and teaching.

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