Founding Director of Bass Connections to Serve in New Role at Duke

March 31, 2017

Hallie Knuffman, Director of Administration and Program Development for Bass Connections, will begin a new role as Chief of Staff to Provost Sally Kornbluth on April 1.

Knuffman has been part of the Provost’s Office for more than 10 years, previously serving as Special Assistant and Program Manager for Interdisciplinary Studies under Vice Provost Susan Roth. A pivotal shaper of Bass Connections from the earliest planning stages, she has directed the program since its inception in 2012.

Laura Howes, Associate Director for Strategy and Operations in the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, will serve as interim director while a search is conducted for the next director. She has been directly involved in key aspects of Bass Connections over the past two years, including the annual program evaluation.

All of us involved with Bass Connections congratulate Hallie on this opportunity and thank her for the invaluable effort she has contributed to this program.

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