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As of July 1, Peter N. Miller, professor at Bard Graduate Center since 2001 and dean since 2008, assumes a new position as president of the American Academy of Rome.

According to Susan Weber, BGC’s founder and director, “At thirty, Bard Graduate Center has firmly established itself as the premier American institution for graduate study in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. It is quite an achievement for a young institution, and one that owes much to Peter Miller, who has played an important leadership role here since he arrived 22 years ago. I am confident that he will thrive in his new position and that the American Academy in Rome will benefit, as we have, from his innovation, intelligence, and boundless energy.”

Miller said, “I will look from afar with pride and pleasure as BGC goes from strength to strength. I could not imagine a more collegial and supportive institution.”

Moving forward, Weber explained that Christian Crouch, dean of graduate studies at Bard College and an ex officio member of BGC’s board of trustees, will take on a larger role in the institution’s leadership. Associate professor Deborah Krohn will continue in her role as chair of academic programs and associate professor Aaron Glass will take on additional responsibilities as associate chair for research programs.