On the lookout: The search for the new Dean of Students

By Molly Geisinger ’19

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As the end of the semester approaches, the College must find replacements for faculty who are retiring. Nancy Thompson, current Vice President and Dean of Students, is a senior staff member who will retire after nearly 30 years of service. 

Since the announcement last May, search firms and committees have been assisting the College in its search for her replacement. Presentations began the first week of May to introduce final candidates for the Vice President and Dean of Students position. 

Terry Martinez, Associate Vice-Provost/Dean of Student life at Johns Hopkins University, began the first presentation in KJ. 

Martinez has over 25 years of experience in administrative, budgetary and institutional settings. She entered the college environment working in many residential life positions until she reached more senior positions, most recently at Johns Hopkins University. 

Inge-Lise Ameer, Former Vice-Provost for Student Affairs at Dartmouth College, is another candidate up for consideration. 

Before she arrived at Dartmouth College, she worked on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University from 2001 until 2010 and published her doctoral dissertation, “Day-To-Day Race Relations among Undergraduates” in 2002.

Sarah Feyerherm ’86 is the third candidate up for consideration. She is the current Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Washington College and has been working there since the early 90s. Feyerherm earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Hamilton College in 1986. Along with experience in sports management, she is also skilled in innovation and leadership.

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