Dawn M. Ellinwood has joined Hampshire College as dean of student services.
Dr. Ellinwood was previously with Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, where she has served as vice president of student affairs and dean of students from 1996 to 2008. She also has been a member of the residence life staffs at the University of Massachusetts, Clark University, and Northeastern University.
“Dr. Ellinwood is a highly experienced professional, whose career has been dedicated to fostering an intentional and supportive environment in which students live and learn,” said Hampshire President Ralph Hexter in announcing her appointment.
“I am absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to work with the Hampshire College community,” said Ellinwood. “I look forward to working closely with all members of the community to build on the foundation in place that provides all of our students with the best experience possible while on campus.”
She holds a doctorate in campus curriculum and educational leadership from the University of Massachusetts, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northeastern University.