Department of Congratulations

Jen K. AlVarez Hughes Appointed Managing Director of Institute for Advanced Study

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Jen K. AlVarez Hughes has been appointed the next managing director of the Institute for Advanced Study, effective August 19, 2024. 

Dr. AlVarez Hughes will succeed Susannah Smith, who will serve as acting director of the IAS while Bianet Castellanos, IAS director, is on sabbatical for the 2024-25 academic year.

IAS Director Jennifer Gunn receives President’s Award for Outstanding Service

Congratulations to Jennifer Gunn, Director of the IAS, on receiving the President’s Award for Outstanding Service!

The President’s Award for Outstanding Service is presented each year in the spring and recognizes exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments, and service units by any active or retired faculty or staff member.