Campus News

Interim Deans Appointed in College and Conservatory

April 1, 2013
Office of Communications

Associate Professor of Religion Joyce Babyak has been appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, while Associate Dean Andrea Kalyn will serve as interim dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, as both the college and conservatory will undergo a national search to fill two leadership positions.

Sean Decatur, who has served as dean of the college since July 2008, has accepted the presidency of Kenyon College. He will begin his new position July 1, 2013. David Stull ’89, dean of the conservatory and professor of brass studies, will assume his new role as president of the San Francisco Conservatory on July 1, 2013.

Babyak is an associate dean of the college and teaches courses in religion and law and society. She began teaching at Oberlin in 1998 and was appointed associate dean in 2009. Kalyn was named the Conservatory of Music’s associate dean for academic affairs in 2005.

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