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Brigitte Libby Named Assistant Dean of Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Brigitte Libby, pictured in 2014.
Brigitte Libby, pictured in 2014. By George J Lok
By Caroline S. Engelmayer and Michael E. Xie, Crimson Staff Writers

Current Pforzheimer House resident dean Brigitte A. B. Libby will serve as assistant dean for the Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct starting June 4, Associate Dean for Academic Integrity and Student Conduct Brett Flehinger announced in an email to students Wednesday.

Flehinger wrote that Libby will “play a leading role” on the Harvard College Honor Council and Administrative Board, where she will work to “promote a culture of integrity at Harvard.” Libby will serve as the primary liaison to Harvard’s Office for Dispute Resolution, where she will “work to connect the University’s centralized Title IX policy to the needs of Harvard College,” per the email.

The College’s Honor Council reviews possible violations of the College’s honor code, while the Administrative Board—a committee of faculty members—enforces academic rules and social conduct standards.

Libby will continue as Pforzheimer resident dean through Commencement, Pforzheimer House Faculty Deans Anne Harrington ’82 and John R. Durant wrote in an email to House residents Wednesday. Harrington and Durant added the House has already started a search for a new resident dean and is “looking at some wonderful options.”

Libby, who has served as Pforzheimer resident dean since 2014, wrote in an email to House residents that she has “loved being a part of this wonderful community” and has found her work as resident dean “inspiring and deeply fulfilling.”

Harrington and Durant also praised Libby for her work as resident dean in their email.

“Brigitte has been an anchor of personal support for so many students, as well as a vital and vitally important member of our community,” the pair wrote. “We know that she will be a very hard act to follow.”

Libby will succeed Lauren E. Brandt ’01, who assumed the role of Associate Dean of Students in March. Brandt started her role at the Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct in 2014.

Flehinger wrote in his email that Libby’s experience working closely with students and University affiliates will allow her to succeed in the new role.

“Brigitte brings to her work at OAISC extensive experience counseling students through challenging times and a remarkable ability to collaborate with people across the University,” Flehinger wrote. “She has skill, experience and compassion to excel in this role, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with her.”

—Staff writer Caroline S. Engelmayer can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @cengelmayer13.

—Staff writer Michael E. Xie can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MichaelEXie1.

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