Feb. 1, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 9

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    Nash will retire after 10 years as Dean of Students

    Katie Nash, Dean of Students in the College, plans to retire in June after serving as Dean for 10 years. Nash has been involved in the life of Chicago’s undergraduates for nearly three decades, from her first appointment as College Adviser to Assistant Dean of College Admissions to her current position, which includes oversight of academic advising and degree programs, and guidance for tutoring, scholarships and personal and academic counseling.

    “This is a College whose curricular programs and unique culture require special people to organize its affairs and especially to advise and counsel our students. We are grateful to Katie for her dedication, her devotion, her love of our students, and her deep respect for the intellectual and cultural enterprise of the College,” said John Boyer, Dean of the College.

    “Under Katie’s leadership, the College advising system has developed into a strong and professional service for students, College registration systems have been modernized, and students have been served with fairness and compassion,” Boyer said.

    “It is an honor to have served as Dean. It has been continuously rewarding to witness the tremendous personal and intellectual growth of our students during a crucial time in their lives,” said Nash, noting she will miss the daily interaction with students and staff.

    “With more alumni and student services professionals on our staff than ever before, I am confident that our advisers will continue to improve the guidance and support they provide to Chicago’s students.”

    Boyer is working with a faculty advisory committee as well as students in the Maroon Key Society, which is the student advisory board for the Dean of the College, on the selection of a successor to Nash.

    The members of the faculty committee are Danielle Allen, Associate Professor in Classical Languages & Literature; Leora Auslander, Associate Professor in History and the College; Dennis Hutchinson, a William Rainey Harper Professor in the College; Michael LaBarbera, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy; and Simon Swordy, Professor in Physics.

    Boyer plans to identify Nash’s successor by the end of Spring Quarter.

    Nash said she would continue to call Hyde Park home and has plans to “attend lots of reunions at the University.”