Earl Lewis Named Next President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced that Earl Lewis has been elected to be the Foundation’s next president, effective March 2013. Earl will succeed Don M. Randel, who has served as president since 2006. (See the Foundation’s press release.)
“This is a splendid appointment to a post of vital importance to the humanities, the arts, and higher education” said Pauline Yu. “Those who read Earl Lewis’s biography cannot but be impressed by his record of scholarly accomplishment and institutional leadership. Those of us who are fortunate to know and to work with Earl also celebrate his sincerity, wisdom, and dedication. I congratulate the Foundation’s Trustees on their astute choice. And I am certain that as Earl begins to build upon retiring president Don Randel’s inspiring legacy, he will benefit greatly from the help of the Foundation’s deeply engaged and resolutely high-minded staff.”
Lewis has served on the ACLS Board of Directors since 2004. Read more.