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Hank Seifert Appointed Associate Dean for Student Affairs at The Graduate School

Modified: August 14, 2015

Dear TGS Community Members,

It is with great pleasure that I announce today that Dr. Hank Seifert has been appointed to The Graduate School's senior leadership team as Associate Dean for Student Affairs, effective August 15, 2015.
Hank is the John E. Porter Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Microbiology-Immunology Department of the Feinberg School of Medicine, and has been at Northwestern since 1988 after earning his PhD in Molecular Biology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1984. He has served in previous leadership roles that have prepared him well for this critically important position at TGS. From 1999-2004 he served as Director of the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (formerly the Integrated Graduate Program), one of the largest PhD programs at Northwestern. Additionally, from 1998-2015 he was Associate Chair of the Department of Microbiology-Immunology and served as Acting Chair of that department in 2001.
As Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Hank will oversee TGS's Student Services office, the Student Life office, and the Training Grant Support and Postdoctoral Affairs office. His experiences as a program leader, distinguished and active researcher, and successful mentor qualify him to serve as an advocate for the graduate student and postdoctoral fellow populations at Northwestern. Those who have worked with Hank report that he is thoughtful, fair, likeable, and committed. I am convinced that he will make a strong addition to our leadership team at TGS and will help us to even further enhance the experience of our students and postdoctoral fellows at Northwestern.
Please help me welcome him to his new role at TGS.


Dwight A. McBride, PhD
Dean of The Graduate School & Associate Provost for Graduate Education

From the Dean