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The Dartmouth College of Acting

Keystone Cops.jpgAmid the well organized celebrations around President Kim’s inauguration (the Pilobolus performance last night was memorable) the D announced today that the administration’s game of musical chairs continues. Here is the present roster:

Acting Provost: Barry Scherr
Acting Dean of the College: Sylvia Spears
Acting Athletics Director: Bob Ceplikas
Acting Associate Dean of the College: Harry Kinne
Interim Head of Safety & Security: Keiselim Montas
Interim Secretary to the Board of Trustees: Marcia Kelly
Acting Chief Investment Officer: ???
Acting Head of OPAL: ???

Total Number of Search Committees Announced: 0

The only people who seem firmly in place are Hanover über-veterans Dean of the Faculty Carol Folt (26 years), Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Adam Keller (31 years), and Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity Holly Sateia (35 years). Hardly a dream team.

Despite protestations to the contrary, it is time for President Kim to bring in an entirely new senior crew to run the College. His eloquent speeches now need to be followed upon by hard decisions about who is capable — and who is not capable — of putting his vision into place.


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