Announcement: Letters for Promotion Candidates Sought


The following members of the faculty are currently being considered for promotion to full professor:

  • Maddalena Marinari, History
  • Sharon Marquart, Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures/Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • Carlos Mejía Suárez, Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • Joaquin Villanueva, Environment, Geography, and Earth Sciences

Letters written on behalf of these candidates should address the criteria for promotion as stated in the Faculty Manual. The Kendall Center has provided a useful document with strategies for reducing implicit bias in recommendation letters; this will be a helpful reference in crafting letters on behalf of promotion candidates.

Letters are due Monday, February 13, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. All members of the Gustavus community are invited to submit letters. Candidates will have access to their letters.

Please note: Letters should be addressed to Provost Brenda Kelly, but should be emailed directly to her assistant, Shanon Nowell ( Acknowledgment will be sent upon receipt.