New Leadership in College and Conservatory

February 13, 2014

Communications Staff

Berries on a branch in front of stone arches and columns
The Cox Administration Building, designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert.
Photo credit: Greg Pendolino

The Oberlin College Board of Trustees recently confirmed the appointments of two new academic deans, Andrea Kalyn in the Conservatory of Music, and Tim Elgren in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Says Oberlin President Marvin Krislov: “Both are exceptional individuals whom I am confident will be innovative in their leadership roles. The elected faculty search committees unanimously endorsed both of these candidates as their first choices, and I thank the committees for their superb and extensive work.”

Dean Kalyn has been at Oberlin since 2005 as associate dean of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Conservatory's top officer for academic affairs. Among many other achievements, she led a

team of faculty and administrators in the creation of the Creativity & Leadership Project, a cross-campus initiative dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship among students in the college and conservatory. Read more about Dean Kalyn.

Dean Elgren comes to Oberlin from Hamilton College, where he is currently a professor of chemistry. He has served as diversity officer and associate dean during his tenure there, working closely with the vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty, as well as with other senior officers, faculty, and trustees on a variety of initiatives. Read more about Dean Elgren.

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