Stoneleigh Board Member Wendell Pritchett Named New University of Pennsylvania Provost

The University of Pennsylvania has selected Wendell Pritchett, a native Philadelphian, a law and education professor, and a former chancellor of Rutgers-Camden, as its next provost.

Pritchett, a former member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission and an expert on urban policy, education, civil rights, and race relations, replaces Vincent Price, who is leaving to become president of Duke University.

Penn president Amy Gutmann, in making the announcement Wednesday afternoon, called Pritchett “an accomplished leader and administrator and a passionate advocate for academic excellence and civic engagement.”"

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