Apr. 10, 2018 – At Newbury’s March Board meeting, Dr. Aaron Tillman was elected as the Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees. Dr. Tillman was nominated by Faculty Senate, selected by Cabinet and confirmed by the Board in accordance with Board bylaws.
Dr. Tillman has been a part of the Newbury Community since 2010 and has been a dedicated and engaged faculty member. In addition to serving as an Associate Professor of English, Dr. Tillman is the Director of the Honors Program and one of Newbury’s HU100 professors for first-year students.
He says, “I am honored and excited to take on this new role as faculty representative to the Board of Trustees. I am invested in the success of the school and grateful for the opportunity to represent the faculty. As the Board assesses the present and moves toward the future, I hope to be a valuable partner, prepared to share my experience and offer relevant insight.”
Tillman received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Hobart College, his Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and his Ph.D. in English from the University of Rhode Island. Recently, Dr. Tillman published two books—Every Single Bone in My Brain, a collection of short stories, in July 2017 and Magical American Jew, a work of critical nonfiction, in November of the same year.
Dr. Tillman will begin his term in the 2018-2019 academic year, taking over for Debbie Mael, Associate Professor of English, whose term will conclude after the May Board Meeting.
About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.
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