Interim Chancellor Designate Kelly Named Chair of Guggenheim Foundation

William P. Kelly, Interim Chancellor Designate, has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the foundation has announced.

Dr. Kelly has been on the foundation’s board since 2009. President of the CUNY Graduate Center, Dr. Kelly is a highly regarded scholar of American literature and has published widely.

The foundation, established in 1925, offers year-long fellowships to artists, scholars and scientists through a yearly competition. Since its founding, it has granted over $300 million in fellowships to some 17,500 individuals.

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