Kudos to our colleague, Dr. Louise Richardson (right), just appointed to lead the University of St. Andrews, a top Scottish institution north of Edinburgh.
Richardson will hold the title of Principal and Vice Chancellor; that is, President. She'll thus become the 1st woman to head 1 of Scotland's "ancient universities" (St. Andrews was founded in the 1400s).
As posted last year in our review of her book, What Terrorists Want (2006), Louise is an expert on the causes of terrorism and counterterrorist strategies. She's served most recently as Executive Dean at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, where she has also been a member of the political science faculty and from which she earned her Ph.D. Following graduation from Trinity College Dublin, the native of Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland, began her postgraduate studies at UCLA's Political Science Department, from which she earned an M.A. (credit for photo by Corinne Pickering)
Heartfelt congratulations and best of luck with this venture!