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Hamilton Picks New President

Hamilton College announced the appointment of Steven Tepper as the 21st president of the college, effective July 1.


Currently serving as dean and director of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, Tepper brings a wealth of experience and a visionary approach to making creativity and human expression central to learning, discovery, and civic engagement.


The Hamilton College Board of Trustees unanimously elected Tepper in January following a nationwide search that included input from faculty, students, and alumni.


He will succeed David Wippman, who is retiring in June after eight years as president.


Tepper is a national leader in cultural policy and is widely recognized for

leading the largest comprehensive design and arts college in America.


He was a key architect of two national policy centers focused on creativity and cultural policy at Princeton University and Vanderbilt University and launched the Sidney Poitier New American Film School at ASU.


While at Arizona State, Tepper was lauded for his ability to assemble the best technologies and talent in the world, combining the disciplines of art, science, engineering, technology, and media.


His dedication to cultivating an inclusive learning environment and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration align seamlessly with Hamilton College’s commitment to providing a transformative education that prepares students for a ...

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