Important Announcement from the Office of BU Provost Jean Morrison

To the Boston University Academy Community,

I write to let you know that we have separated Dr. Ari Betof from employment as Head of School at Boston University Academy (BUA). While it is our policy not to comment on personnel matters, we can say that the reason for the separation does not involve any current or former BUA student or any other member of the BUA community.

Assistant Head of School Dr. Rosemary White has agreed to serve as the interim Head of School of BUA, effective immediately. Rosemary received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Vanderbilt University. She was a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow/Lecturer for two years at Boston University before she joined the Academy. Rosemary also has extensive teaching experience as an undergraduate and a doctoral candidate. Rosemary has been at BUA for eight years. Before she assumed her role as Assistant Head of School for Academics and Student Affairs, Rosemary served as BUA’s director of student affairs and was a chemistry teacher. We will begin the process of conducting a national- level search to identify the next Head of School, with the goal of having the new person in place by summer, 2019.

I will be in touch shortly with details about the establishment of a Head of School Search Advisory Committee and related next steps. I look forward to working with the BUA community to identify the next Head and am confident that, with Rosemary’s leadership, we will be able to sustain the continued momentum and progress of the Academy during the upcoming academic year.


Jean Morrison
University Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Letter to BUA Community_7.10.2018

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