WELLESLEY, Mass. - Wellesley College has announced the
appointment of Kimberly Goff-Crews as Dean of Students.
A student life professional with a broad range of higher
education experience, Ms. Goff-Crews was selected following
a comprehensive national search.
"Kimberly Goff-Crews is a person of integrity, intelligence,
warmth, and energy who will bring many strengths to Wellesley,"
said Wellesley President Diana Chapman Walsh in making the
announcement. "These include a broad and strategic institutional
outlook, grounding in the law and judicial procedure, extensive
first-hand knowledge of academic affairs, leadership experience
in the student life arena, and a particular expertise and
track record supporting a high level of academic achievement
among talented students from diverse backgrounds. I enthusiastically
await her arrival as a member of the College's senior management
team." Goff-Crews will join the Wellesley community on August
Since 2000 Goff-Crews has been the chief of staff and director
of planning at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Prior to this role, she served as associate dean and assistant
professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at
Lesley for two years and, for six years, as assistant dean
at Yale. There she directed the Yale College Summer Programs,
the Afro-American Cultural Center, Freshman Orientation,
and the Math and Science Tutoring Program. She was the founding
director of Yale's Science, Technology and Research Scholars
(STARS) Program; and co-director of the Andrew W. Mellon/Edward
Bouchet Fellowship Programs. She started her professional
career as a bankruptcy lawyer in New York with the firm
Milgrim, Thomajan & Lee after graduating from Yale College
(1983) and Yale Law School (1986).
Wellesley College has been a leader in liberal arts and
the education of women for more than 125 years. The College's
500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate
students. Some of Wellesley's distinguished alumnae include
former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, United
States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madame Chiang Kai-shek,
and broadcast journalists Cokie Roberts and Diane Sawyer.