Sweet Briar names new dean of the college

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SWEET BRIAR, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Sweet Briar College will have a new vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college soon.

President Meredith Woo says Teresa Garrett will take up that role on Aug. 1.

Garrett has been at Vassar College in New York since 2007 where she has held numerous roles, including assistant professor of chemistry, full professor and associate dean.

"Garrett has earned outstanding accolades as a teacher, researcher and leader," said Woo. "Her experiences at Vassar, including helping shepherd a rebalancing of the curriculum throughout a two-year planning and implementation process, have uniquely equipped her to lead Sweet Briar's academic innovation to the next level."

Garrett has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Duke University and has published or co-published dozens of journal articles.

She also served as a review for the National Science Foundation and for several academic journals.

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