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Dr. Florence Kimball named dean of Continuing and Graduate Studies

Dr. Florence Kimball(Bethlehem, Pa.)— Moravian College has named Dr. Florence Kimball dean of the Continuing and Graduate Studies division. Kimball had been the Legislative Education Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), specializing in educating constituents, members of Congress, and others about social and economic justice issues, and in lobbying members of Congress on selected FCNL justice issues.

Kimball graduated from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1967 with a B.S. in Biology. She went on to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she was awarded a Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1973. She continued her training as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University, Stanford, California.

While at FCNL, Kimball’s lobbying portfolio has included domestic economic justice issues, health care, criminal justice/death penalty, and civil rights. She also edited FCNL’s Washington Newsletter, Indian Report, and other educational and informational materials and managed FCNL’s web site and email lists.

Prior to joining FCNL, Kimball spent nearly 20 years at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (a division of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) where she served both as a faculty member in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and as a member of the senior administrative team. As assistant dean, she headed the office responsible for developing and implementing academic enrichment programs for disadvantaged and underrepresented minority undergraduates and medical students and served as principal investigator/project director on federal, state, and private foundation grants to support these programs. During the time she headed this effort, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School rose to national prominence in the enrollment and graduation of medical students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and both the programs and the overall work of her office achieved national recognition.

Kimball fills the vacancy left last summer when Dr. Linda Heindel retired as dean of continuing and graduate studies—after twenty-six years of association with the institution.