David Quigley, a 1984 graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven High School and a member of the RFH Hall of Fame, has been named provost and dean of faculties for Boston College.
He will assume his new role on June 1 at the school, a private Jesuit research university located in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
According to a press release issued by Boston College, Quigley is a respected administrator and distinguished historian, teacher, and scholar. Since arriving at Boston College in 1998 as an assistant professor of history, Quigley has held a number of academic leadership positions including associate dean for first-year students, founding director of the Institute for the Liberal Arts, and interim dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Quigley was inducted into the RFH Hall of Fame in 2008, and his commemorative plaque notes that his personal history reflects a commitment to scholarship and teaching. While at RFH, Quigley was actively involved in the school newspaper, The Tower Tribune, contributing articles for all four years and serving as editor-in-chief during his senior year.
After majoring in American Studies at Amherst College and graduating magna cum laude in 1988, Quigley taught for three years in the New York City Public School System. He then earned his Master of Arts degree and his Ph.D. in American History from New York University.