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November 17, 1999
Dennis O'Shea, (410) 516-7160

James Zeller Appointed Associate Provost

James J. Zeller Jr., associate dean for administration at the Peabody Institute since 1983, has been appointed associate provost for budgets and planning of The Johns Hopkins University.

Zeller's responsibilities will include involvement in the annual budget process and in planning academic building projects. He will also be involved in coordination of academic and cultural centers, such as the Eisenhower Library, the Johns Hopkins University Press, the Institute for Policy Studies and the Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth.

"Jim Zeller has worked very effectively under two directors to ensure the financial stability of the Peabody Institute," Provost Steven Knapp said. "He has also played a key role in planning and managing important capital projects in and around the Peabody campus. He has earned the admiration of colleagues across the university, and I'm very pleased that he will now have an opportunity to use his wisdom and considerable skills in the service of the university as a whole."

Zeller's appointment, effective Dec. 1, is made as part of a restructuring of responsibility within the provost's office coincident with Vice Provost Stephen M. McClain's assumption of a new role. Beginning Jan. 1, McClain will be the first full-time representative in Europe of the entire university. Based in Berlin, he will make contacts for Johns Hopkins and find new opportunities for academic collaboration across Europe.

As associate dean under Peabody directors Robert Pierce and Robert Sirota, Zeller has been responsible for strategic planning and for managing a $22 million budget and a $53 million endowment. He has overseen human resources, information technology and other non-academic areas. "I'm excited about this opportunity and looking forward to working even more closely with so many people across the university whom I've enjoyed meeting over the years," Zeller said.

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