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Dean of Planning and Academic Affairs Rachel Kitzinger

As of August 15 Rachel Kitzinger is Vassar’s first Dean of Planning and Academic Affairs. Under the new dean’s purview is oversight of the Office of Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, the College Libraries, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, the Department of Athletics and Physical Education, the Grants Office, the Wimpfheimer Nursery School, and the Infant and Toddler Center.

The office also will be responsible for the general development of long-term academic planning and aspects of faculty compensation, housing, benefits, and educational equipment. With this reorganization, there will be new coordination and dedicated attention to these areas, some of which previously resided in the Dean of the Faculty Office and others in the Office of Finance and Administration.

Tom Porcello, associate professor of anthropology, will join Kitzinger for a three-year term as the associate dean of planning and academic affairs, starting at the beginning of the 2008/9 academic year.

November 2007

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