The Department just today received news that President Shoukri has informed Joan Judge that it is with pleasure that he has accepted the unanimous recommendations of the History Department's Adjudicating Committee and the Senate Review Committee that she be promoted to the rank of Full Professor retroactively with effect from July 1, 2010.
Joan's file was replete with many fine assessments of the international significance of her eminent scholarship in modern Chinese History, her teaching strengths and her valued contribution to collegial service. This is wonderful news. It has taken some time for the Department's enthusiastic decision to be approved at the various upper levels.
Nonetheless, it is a moment to celebrate when everything is confirmed at the Presidential level. It is without question very richly deserved.
Many congratulations, Joan.