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~Wellesley College Names New Dean of Students~

For immediate release:
July 8, 2003

CONTACT:
Mary Ann Hill,
781-283-2376


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 1.

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.

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