By Sarah Lehr
In the wake of an unusual mid-semester resignation by former Assistant Dean for Housing and Residential Life Alicia Dugas, the College has taken steps to form a search committee for her replacement. The committee, led by “a representative group of faculty members, students and College staff” will begin a national search this January, according to Dean of Students Hank Toutain.
Associate Director of Housing and Residential Life Lindsay Faulstick and Assistant Director for Housing and Residential Life Lisa Train will take on Dugas’ duties on an interim basis. “We are one set of hands less than we were before the Thanksgiving break. However, we are taking the challenge in stride,” Faulstick wrote in an email to the Collegian.
Dugas, who began her seventh year at Kenyon this fall, cited a desire to spend time with her two-year-old triplets as the reason for her resignation. Many students recognize Dugas ﾗ whose duties included housing assignments, emergency preparedness and helping first years adjust to College life ﾗ as the woman who wielded the microphone during the annual housing lottery. Dugas worked her last day at Kenyon on Friday, Nov. 22 and emailed Community Advisors with news of her resignation the subsequent Monday. Dugas wrote in the email, “I am sorry I wasn’t able to tell you all in person. That would have been most ideal but I wanted to make sure you were able to hear it from me first.”
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