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Mary Catherine King has been appointed the vice president and dean of student services at Reed College. King came to Reed in 1994 as director of health services, was promoted to associate dean of student and health services in 1997, and has served for the past seven months as acting vice president and dean of student services. She will continue to lead the team that supports health, residence life, physical education, career services, and safety on the Reed campus.

"Having served for over 25 years as an academic and practicing psychologist, Mary Catherine brings to this position a wealth of insight and professional expertise, as well as a deep commitment to Reed’s educational values," Reed president Colin Diver said.

King is a licensed psychologist and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a clinical certification in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing. She has served on the faculties of Pacific University, the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, and Oregon Health Sciences University, where she developed a mental health clinic. King maintains a private practice in psychotherapy consultation and serves as a frequent clinical consultant to educational, health care, and public organizations. She earned a Psy.D. from the Pacific University Oregon Graduate School of Professional Psychology, a post-master's from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, and an M.Ed and B.S. from South Dakota State University, Brookings.

King’s appointment brings to a successful conclusion a national search that attracted and identified a very strong field of candidates. She replaces Regina Mooney, who resigned after more than three years in the position.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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