Provost Carolyn Dever has announced a reorganization of the management structure within the provost’s division to better align student affairs, residential life, and student academic support with Dartmouth’s academic mission and priorities.
In the new structure, Dean of the College and Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Rebecca Biron will be the senior officer responsible for undergraduate student and residential life, overseeing all student affairs offices and departments. The reorganization will go into effect during the winter term.
“Under Dean Biron’s leadership, these changes will further enhance intellectual engagement outside the classroom, build on our successful launch this fall of the house community system, and simplify the organizational structure of our student affairs and support services,” said Dever.
The reorganization will improve the integration of all student affairs functions in support of student personal and academic success. It will also streamline communications and promote shared mission within the division under one leader.
Dever thanked Inge-Lise Ameer, the vice provost for student affairs, who is leaving the College, for her six-and-a-half years of valued service and commitment to Dartmouth. The vice provost’s position will not be filled.
“Inge has been a key member of the student affairs team, serving in numerous roles since the day she arrived at Dartmouth, always finding a way to make a positive difference in the lives of students. Her ideas and her concern for students will be missed,” Dever said.
During her tenure, Ameer helped launch the “Moving Dartmouth Forward” initiative in the student affairs departments. In addition, she initiated and guided significant advances in student services, including the planning and opening of the Ross Advising Suite in the library, resulting in a 30 percent increase in student utilization of the services offered by the undergraduate deans.
Ameer also advanced campus services and access for students and other community members with disabilities, worked with faculty to create and implement the Advising 360 pilot program for first- and second-year students, and ensured the continuation and expansion of the First Year Student Enrichment Program for first-generation students.