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Nancy Donehower, senior associate director of admissions at Duke University, has been named dean of admission at Reed College. In her position at Reed, Donehower will lead, plan, and organize the college's national and international student recruitment and admission programs and serve as a member of the president's senior staff. She will assume her new responsibilities by August 1.

Donehower, who has been at Duke since the fall of 1989, worked at Reed as assistant dean of admission from 1985 to 1989.

"We are delighted to have Nancy back on the Reed campus at the forefront of our admission effort," said Steven Koblik, Reed's president. "She is exactly the kind of person we were searching for: she has a strong understanding of Reed and its mission and superb experience in the field of admission."

"Returning to Reed will be a real pleasure for me," said Donehower. "I look forward to working with a talented group of staff and faculty members, students, and alumni to promote Reed and its rigorous and distinctive educational program."

Donehower received her undergraduate education at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland, and at New York's Sarah Lawrence College, where she worked from 1984 to 1985 as assistant director of admission. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1983; her doctoral thesis concerned the development of gender concepts. Her published work includes a chapter called "Divine Providence or Dirty Harry? Who Makes Those College Decisions, Anyway?" in 50 College Admission Directors Speak to Parents (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988).