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Franklin welcomes New Leadership in Fall 2023

Franklin welcomes New Leadership in Fall 2023

Here's to new beginnings! FUS President Samuel  Martín-Barbero has announced the addition of two key administrators who will be invaluable to Franklin's day-to-day operations and overall progress. 

First up is David Mills, who has been named Dean of Academic  Affairs after an extensive search. Dr. Mills comes to us from Champlain  College of Burlington, Vermont, USA, where he was Dean of International  Education, Dean of the Core Division, and Professor of Interdisciplinary  Studies. He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Pennsylvania State  University (Penn State). During his recent visit, Dr. Mills demonstrated  his management capacity, keen understanding of liberal arts education,  and a solid commitment to an equitable, collaborative, and inclusive university community. 

We believe his interdisciplinary scholarship, curricular development, and wisdom gained during two decades as an academic leader will serve him well at Franklin. We welcome Dr. Mills  and his wife, Rebecca, for the new academic year.

Next, we invite Nickolas Neibauer back to campus as the new Director  of Advancement and Alumni. Mr. Neibauer is a graduate of Franklin (Class  of 2005) with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Italian and a Master  of Arts in Economics and Communication from Università della Svizzera  Italiana (USI). Having served as a Donor Relations Specialist for the  United Nations Children's Fund in Jordan, he brings relevant expertise  and innovative ideas in international and cross-cultural fundraising. 

As  a proud and connected graduate, he also brings his energetic alumni  engagement to Franklin and his deep commitment and understanding of our  institutional mission. Mr. Neibauer is joined by his wife, Natalie Al  Naber, also a Franklin alumna.

Dr. Mills and Mr. Neibauer will undoubtedly contribute to  consolidating our work environment, academic innovation, and global  outreach (fundamental pillars of our Three Vs: Values, Visibility, and  Viability). 

We look forward to the fall semester when the entire  Franklin community will have a chance to meet and interact with these  two highly accomplished professionals. 

Welcome to campus, Dr. Mills and  Mr. Neibauer!

Franklin welcomes New Leadership in Fall 2023
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