Kenyon College has selected Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, Assistant Dean of Students at Macalester College, to be the next Dean of Students effective August 1, 2017.
In her new role, Hart Ruthenbeck will oversee Kenyon’s health and counseling services as well as the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. She will also manage oversight of individual student issues and conflict resolution with students and families, and she will work closely with partners across campus to enhance student life at Kenyon.
Hart Ruthenbeck has served as assistant dean since 2014 at Macalester College, a highly selective, residential liberal arts college in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an enrollment of approximately 2,100 undergraduate students. As assistant dean, Hart Ruthenbeck coordinated services for students with disabilities and implemented programming to support first-generation students.
Prior to her role as assistant dean, Hart Ruthenbeck worked for six years as associate director for campus programs at Macalester. In this role, she coordinated orientation programming for incoming students and led student activities and events. She also participated in numerous committees, including a sexual misconduct policy review committee, and served as chair of a conduct hearing board.
Natalie Leonhard led this search with Jeff Kessner.