The News Service
Margaret Klawunn to be associate vice president and dean for student life
Margaret Klawunn, who has been serving as interim dean for campus life during the 2004-05 academic year, has been appointed associate vice president and dean for student life. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2005.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Margaret Klawunn, an associate dean of the College who has been serving as interim dean for campus life since August 2004, has been named associate vice president and dean for student life, according to an announcement today by David A. Greene, vice president for campus life and student services. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2005.
“Margaret’s background as a dean and counselor, her knowledge of Brown, her even temperament and deep concern for the welfare of students have made her an effective leader in the Office of Student Life this year,” Greene said. “She was the clear and enthusiastic choice of the students, faculty and staff who conducted a national search, and I am looking forward to her work as a permanent colleague in the Office of Campus Life and Student Services.”
As dean for student life, Klawunn will lead an office that is responsible for a broad range of programs that support the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of all students: residential counselors, health services, programs for minority groups, the non-academic student discipline system, medical leaves, educational outreach for health and well-being, and others. The Office of Student Life also maintains a 24-hour on-call system for handling student crises and emergencies. She will have direct oversight for the Office of Student Life, University Health Services, Psychological Services, Residential Life, and Student Activities.
Klawunn earned a bachelor’s degree with honors at Colby College (English, 1982) and received her master’s and Ph.D. from Rutgers University (literatures in English, 1985 and 1996, respectively). She came to Brown in 1996 as director of the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center with an adjunct appointment in English and gender studies. In 2000, she was named associate dean of the College and was responsible for the undergraduate research and transfer student programs.