Room 201


  • 440-775-8400
  • 440-775-8937
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday

Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83
President Carmen Ambar
Carmen Ambar
15th president of Oberlin College

The president is the chief executive officer of the college and is responsible for its effective administration and operation. The president reports to the Board of Trustees, of which he or she is an ex officio member. The president’s senior staff, made up of deans, vice presidents, and special assistants, manage specific branches of the college, so that the president is able to focus on broader issues concerning the college.

The president serves ex officio as chair of the General Faculty and the General Faculty Council, and as a member of the divisional faculty councils. The staff of the president’s office includes the assistant to the president, who functions as the chief of staff; the assistant to the president for communications, who collaborates with the president on speeches, reports, and public communications; an administrative manager; and an executive secretary.

Senior Staff

Office Hours for Students

President Ambar hosts office hours by appointment. Please contact Jennifer Bradfield at 440-775-8400 to request a time during one of the available days and times.

Fall 2018

Thursday, November 1
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13
2 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, December 6
11 a.m. to noon 

Upcoming Office Events