The President’s Cabinet and the Office of the President support President Laurie A. Carter to ensure that the university meets its mission, pursues its strategic goals, and ensures the well-being of the university and its community. Cabinet members represent all areas of the institution.

The President's Cabinet

Peter Blitstein

Peter A. Blitstein (He/Him/His)

Provost and Dean of the Faculty and Associate Professor of History
As Provost and Dean of the Faculty I am the chief academic officer of the University and a member of the President's Cabinet. I'm a historian of modern Russia specializing in the Soviet period and the history of nationalism and ethnicity and have taught courses on all aspects of Russian history, t
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Samir Datta

Vice President for Finance and Administration

As the Vice President for Finance and Administration, Samir serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Lawrence University and is responsible for overseeing Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources and Facilities Operations.

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Brian Pertl, Dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music. Photo Credit: Graham Washatka

Brian G. Pertl (He/Him)

Dean of the Conservatory of Music

I am excited and honored to be leading the Lawrence Conservatory of Music.  I am passionate about helping our incredible students, faculty, and staff reach their full potential as musicians, scholars, artists, and world-changing leaders in a culture of collaboration, creativity, curiosity, possib

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