Janice Kassman Moves On, Not Far

 

After 25 years as Colby's dean of students, Janice Armo Kassman (currently dean and vice president for student affairs) will become the president's special assistant for external relations at the end of this school year.

By Stephen Collins '74
 

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A national search for her successor is underway.

President William Adams announced the impending shift in responsibilities in October. Beginning next year Kassman will work with
the College Relations Division on the capital campaign and on special projects in community relations and admissions.

Having joined the administration in 1974, she has worked with thousands of students who are now alumni. Those relationships, coupled with an intimate knowledge of contemporary student life make her uniquely qualified for work with alumni and with prospective students. "No one at Colby has a broader acquaintance with current and former students," Adams said.

Kassman is Colby's first-ever vice president for student affairs, a title that was added to dean of students in 2001.