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Today is Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 09:46 AM.


Nancy Donehower named dean of admission

Nancy Donehower, senior associate director of admissions at Duke University, has been named dean of admission. In her position, 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 president Steven Koblik. "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).


Tederman honored as outstanding dean

Jim Tederman, vice president and dean of student services, won the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Dean from Region V of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators at a recent regional meeting. Region V encompasses British Columbia, Ontario, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Utah.

In honoring Tederman with the award, the association wrote: "Seven years ago Jim Tederman arrived at the unique environment of Reed College. Intellectual intensity and libertarian values made a difficult job even harder, but Jim implemented programs, although extremely controversial and difficult at first, that improved student services on the campus. He developed a residential system based upon self-governance and a philosophy of students caring about each other. He developed and coordinated academic, personal, and career counseling systems, and he reorganized the student activities program to increase student involvement in its operation and control. In order to make dormitory life more comfortable for all students, Jim played a key role in providing better dining facilities and adding new and renovated residences. He also was instrumental in initiating the Gray Fund, an endowed fund that is used to provide high-quality social, cultural, and recreational opportunities for all members of the Reed community. Amazingly, through all this change Jim has earned the respect and admiration of many students, faculty, and staff alike. 'Legendary,' 'a magic educational touch,' and 'believes deeply in education and students' are just some of the comments that colleagues, students, and faculty used in describing him."