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Lawrence University President Jill Beck has announced the appointment of David Burrows as provost and dean of the faculty at the college.

Burrows, currently the dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs at Beloit College, will begin his duties at Lawrence July 1, 2005. He replaces Kathleen Murray, who has served as dean since June 2003. Murray, former dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music and professor of piano, has been named provost of Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.

“Dr. Burrows will work with the faculty and with me on all matters relating to the continued advancement of Lawrence,” said Beck in announcing the appointment. “He possesses a depth of experience in liberal arts administration that equips him to succeed with distinction in the coming years.”

A cognitive psychologist, Burrows has served as dean at Beloit since 1997. A native of New York City, he spent eight years on the faculty at the State University of New York at Brockport and 17 years at Skidmore College, including three as associate dean of the faculty there. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto.