Colby College is on a remarkable trajectory toward becoming recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent colleges. Colby’s approach differs from other top liberal arts colleges through its clear focus on innovative and solutions-based programs that complement the traditional liberal arts—in areas such as artificial intelligence, data science, genomics and computational biology, climate change and the environment, creative writing, the arts and humanities, public policy, and performance studies. Colby extends its reach, impact, and opportunities through external partnerships with globally recognized laboratories and medical facilities, arts organizations, and a wide array of business partners. The College has a deep commitment to its local community and is leading a $200-million revitalization of the historic downtown of Waterville aimed at creating a robust economic base for a former mill city and establishing it as a destination for the arts.
Colby College seeks a dynamic, committed, and exceptional leader to serve as its next Dean of the College. A highly visible culture builder with a strong sense of the complexities around undergraduate student life and the changing landscape of higher education, the Dean of the College will have a record of superior leadership, a passion for engaging with undergraduates from all backgrounds, the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups, and expertise in spearheading new initiatives and building and cultivating teams from the ground up. The Dean will help to ensure that Colby is always prepared to adapt to a changing environment and diverse student body and help to create a culture that attracts, retains, and supports exceptional students. The Dean of the College will report to President David A. Greene and work closely and collaboratively as part of the diverse and effective senior leadership team, with administrative leaders from across the College, and with a highly effective Board of Trustees.
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