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Margee Ensign Appointed As 29th President of Dickingson College, Philadelphia After Resigning As AUN President
Posted by Adamawa Celebrities on 27th February 2017
Margee Ensign who few days back resigned as the President of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, Yola,refering to individual reasons, has been appointed as the 29th President of Dickingson College, Philadelphia.

The College which was Set up in 1783 by Benjamin Rush, an endorser of the Declaration of Independence and a conspicuous Philadelphia doctor, Dickinson College was the main school set up in the new United States of America.

Ensign’s profession has likewise highlighted position of authorities at Columbia University in New York City, Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

In an announcement on its site, Dickinson College, said the declaration of her most recent arrangement took after a “10-month global pursuit amid which more than 300 individuals were reached about the position, bringing about a differing pool of more than 35 very much qualified hopeful.

The announcement said the pursuit panel made up of graduated class, personnel, directors and understudies, and led by Board of Trustees part, Jim Chambers ’78, assessed the candidates.

Board Chair, Jennifer Reynolds ’77, made the declaration Monday morning.

In tolerating the Dickinson position, Ms. Ensign stated, “Amid my vocation I have examined, educated and filled in as a manager in a wide assortment of scholastic settings, yet my heart has dependably stayed with the kind of foundation that I decided for my own undergrad work—an inventive and understudy focused human sciences school. 

Dickinson College has been a liberal-arts leader throughout much of America’s history. Its global approach to education, its readiness to innovate, its values and its mission are what the United States and the world desperately need. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this exciting community.”
Dr. Ensign is a visionary leader with extensive experience as a higher education pioneer and a scholar,” Reynolds said, adding “the search committee and the board were particularly impressed with her love of students, her passion for the liberal arts and her dedication to an interdisciplinary education that encompasses global perspectives and sustainable values.

Dr. Ensign embodies Dickinson’s mission to educate citizen leaders, and she is the right person at the right time to move Dickinson forward.”

In a profile distributed on its site, Dickinson College composed of Ms. Ensign, “Amid her seven-year residency at AUN, Ms. Ensign worked with understudies, staff, graduated class and the college’s board to draft a vital arrangement concentrating on practical advancement that changed the foundation, even as it confronted colossal security challenges from the Boko Haram uprising.

She raised $160 million, increased scholarship funding and guided the establishment of new programmes, including law and engineering. She also introduced sustainable practices and design and oversaw the construction of five major buildings, including the finest digital library on the continent.

Under her leadership, AUN has established study abroad opportunities in 22 countries. Thanks to a generous American donor, AUN also established a school for the women who had escaped their Boko Haram captors.

Ms. Ensign founded and chaired the Adamawa Peace Initiative (API), a Yola-based group of civic and religious leaders, to combat escalating violence. API has successfully promoted peace in the area through education, empowerment and community development while feeding 300,000 refugees from the Boko Haram violence to the north.

All students at AUN spend time working in the impoverished Yola community as an integral part of their educational experience.

Ms. Ensign has worked in Africa for 15 years and has served as an advisor to the governments of Uganda and Rwanda. She is a widely published scholar whose work focuses primarily on the challenges of international development as well as on the implications of development assistance.

Prior to AUN, Ms. Ensign served as dean of the School of International Studies and associate provost for international initiatives at the University of the Pacific in California.

She earned her B.A. from New College in Florida and her Ph.D. in international political economy from the University of Maryland. She began her academic and administrative career at Columbia University. There, she was both assistant professor of politics and economics and director of the international political economy program.

From Columbia, she became director of USAID’s development studies program at Tulane University and a professor in Tulane’s international development program, offering advanced programs at the master’s and Ph.D. levels in international development.

Ms. Ensign is an avid athlete who swims, jogs and plays squash. Her daughter, Katherine Aronson-Ensign, is currently a graduate student in Boston.”

culled from premiumtimesng

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