iBerkshires.com reports Williams College announced Tuesday the appointment of Maud S. Mandel, dean of the college and professor of history and Judaic studies at Brown University, as its 18th president.

She will succeed Protik (Tiku) Majumder, who has served as interim president since Jan. 1, following the move, after eight years, of Adam F. Falk to the presidency of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Mandel will begin her tenure at Williams on July 1, 2018.

The announcement was made in an email to the college community from Michael Eisenson, chair of both the Williams Board of Trustees and the college’s Presidential Search Committee.