Card named vice-president and dean of students – News
Christopher D. Card will join Hamilton College on August 15 as Vice President and Dean of Students. He has served as Vice President of Student Life at Lawrence University since 2017, where he was responsible for all aspects of student life, including residential life, catering, student welfare and the career center. , among other functions.
“Chris brings a wealth of experience to this important role at the College and is strongly committed to supporting an engaged, diverse and inclusive student experience,” said President David Wippman. “His leadership and advocacy on behalf of students at other residential liberal arts colleges has been recognized with multiple accolades attesting to his effectiveness and the high regard in which he is held by students, colleagues, alumni and peers . I look forward to working with him to support the extracurricular experiences of our students in Hamilton.
JThroughout his five years at Lawrence, Card was known for developing and nurturing collaborative partnerships across the university. Among his notable accomplishments, he co-chaired an emotional well-being task force and oversaw the implementation of its recommendations; helped secure $5 million in donor funding to staff a Career Center dean position; led a renewed mission and programs for the Center for Diversity and Interculturality; and established a permanent student pantry.
“It was a pleasure to work with Vice President Card, whose commitment to the care and education of our students was demonstrated daily, during my first year on campus, and I am grateful for his guidance. and his leadership, especially as we rose to the challenges of the pandemic,” said Lawrence University President Laurie A. Carter.
Card served as Dean of Students at Trinity College from 2015 to 2017, Associate Dean of Students from 2001 to 2014, and Assistant Dean of Students from 1998 to 2001. There he oversaw student conduct, Greek life and pre-school programs. -orientation. Originally from Jamaica, he received a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Tufts University, as well as a double BA cum laude and phi beta kappa from Clark University.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President/DOS in Hamilton will serve as an active and visible leader with students while enhancing collaboration between the Student Life Division offices and on campus. The role provides active support for the interconnectedness of academic and co-curricular elements of student education, and an ability to value, build and sustain diverse and inclusive communities.
“Chris’ commitment to student success and well-being is second to none,” said Lawrence Provost and Dean of Faculty Catherine G. Kodat. “He brings such a wealth of talent to this role: an attentive and patient listener, a diplomatic and empathetic approach to problem solving, a tremendous sense of humor and a deep appreciation for the unique strengths of the residential liberal arts college. I will miss our partnership, but know that it will do great things in Hamilton.
A 12-member search committee including students, faculty, administrators and a board member conducted the national search with assistance from executive search firm Isaacson, Miller.