Lourdes AlvarezLOURDES MARÍA ALVAREZ has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Alvarez was previously dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. She holds a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in Spanish from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Spanish from Yale University.