Within the next year, the man or woman whom Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith names as the 19th Dean of Harvard College will take charge of 6,700 undergraduates and a host of employees and administrators. But despite the breadth of this charge, the new Dean will find that many of the aspects of University life most relevant to the student body do not fall directly under his or her control.
Alternating between laughter and tears, Evelynn M. Hammonds stood at the front of a crowded faculty room in University Hall Thursday afternoon as former administrative colleagues and fellow faculty members paid tribute to her five-year tenure as Dean of the Harvard College.
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D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, one of former Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds’s close advisers, is leaving her position as College dean for administration, Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister announced Thursday.
The new interim Dean of the College faces the challenge of leading a student body that has grown skeptical of administrators without knowing how long he may have to effect change.
Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds walks around Memorial Church before the Baccalaureate Service on Tuesday. Dean Hammonds's resignation was officially announced Tuesday morning.
Evelynn M. Hammonds will step down as the Dean of Harvard College on July 1, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith announced in an email to the Harvard community today, ending nearly two months of speculation about the embattled dean’s future.
With Hammonds’s five-year tenure drawing to a close this summer, students and faculty say that this strong commitment to safeguarding her students was often impeded by unforeseen crises and administrative shortcomings. The dean who cared so much about protecting students, they say, could not get the job done.
Evelynn M. Hammonds, who will step down as Dean of the College on July 1, speaks about Wintersession programming at a reception in the Barker Center last September.
Evelynn M. Hammonds walks in Memorial Church prior to the Baccalaureate Service for the Class of 2013 on Tuesday afternoon. Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith had sent out an email to the Harvard community Tuesday morning announcing that Hammonds will step down as Dean of the College on July 1.
Evelynn M. Hammonds has been in negotiations about a possible departure from her position as Dean of Harvard College and is expected not to return to the post in the fall, a person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.
In an interview with The Crimson last week, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith expressed regret over the handling of the search of Harvard resident deans’ email accounts.
A day after students criticized the University for how it communicated with undergraduates in the hours following two bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds told students in an email that Harvard “can and will do better to communicate with our community in times of crisis.”