Professor Erika Lee accepts position as IHRC Director

James Parente, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, has announced that Professor Erika Lee has agreed to serve as director of the Immigration History Research Center. "We are very fortunate that Erika will bring her exceptional scholarly expertise to the leadership of the IHRC during the next three years, and I look forward to working together [...] to ensure the continued distinction of this invaluable international resource," said Parente.

Dean Parente also thanked Professor Donna Gabaccia for her outstanding and dedicated leadership of the Center during her past two terms. Parente noted that Gabaccia provided inspired and thoughtful direction for the Center through the recent challenging period in higher education and recognized her as an ardent advocate for the IHRC's collection who has brought increased international renown to the Center through many conferences, workshops, and exhibitions.