Lloyd B. Minor, who has served as Hopkins provost for three years, will leave the university at the end of August. Minor said he's excited by the "unique opportunity to advance state-of-the-art medical research that crosses and combines traditional medical disciplines and academic boundaries in unprecedented new ways."
otolaryngology — head and neck surgery — before becoming provost. He is an expert on balance and inner-ear disorders.
Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels praised Minor for his devotion to interdisciplinary research and excellent teaching. "My excitement for Lloyd as he approaches a major new professional challenge is greatly tempered by my regret that he will be leaving Johns Hopkins to accept it," Daniels said in a note to the campus community.
Daniels said he will soon launch a national search for a new provost. Jonathan A. Bagger, a professor of physics and astronomy who has served as vice-provost for graduate and postdoctoral programs, will be the interim provost starting Sept. 1.