Byron McCrae will join Hampshire College as dean of students, President Jonathan Lash has announced.
Dean McCrae served most recently as vice president and dean of student life at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. He has also been a member of the student affairs staffs of Sarah Lawrence College and the San Francisco Art Institute.
McCrae holds a doctorate in educational leadership, administration, and policy from Fordham University as well as a master’s in higher education from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in communications arts from Salisbury University.
“He will bring a strong commitment to the values of diversity, engagement, and inquiry that characterize the Hampshire community,” said President Lash in making the announcement.
McCrae said: “The intellectual, scholarly, and artistic work of Hampshire students, and the entrepreneurial and creative social change work being done by Hampshire students is incredibly impressive and inspiring. I look forward to engaging with students and with Hampshire's innovative and dedicated faculty and staff in my new position. I am excited to work with a Student Life team that is committed to student success.”
McCrae will join the College full-time following the close of the semester.