Longtime University of Virginia faculty member Elizabeth K. Meyer will lead the university’s School of Architecture for a two-year term on July 15.
Meyer replaces Kim Tanzer, who will return to teaching full-time after completing a five-year term as dean of the school.
Meyer has been a faculty member at the school since 1993, following four years of teaching at Harvard University. She has chaired the school’s landscape architecture department and graduate program, and is considered one of the top landscape architecture educators in the nation by the Design Futures Council, a worldwide network of design professionals.
President Barack Obama appointed Meyer to the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts in 2012, a post she still holds.