Lester joins Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development
Neal Lester has accepted a new role as associate vice president in the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED). In this capacity he will be responsible for advancing humanities research and will continue to direct the universitywide Project Humanities.
Lester currently serves as dean of humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and previously served as chair of the English Department. In both capacities he successfully advocated the importance of the humanities as central to contextualizing and adding meaning to the human experience.