Office of the President

The Cox Administration Building beside a flowering tree in full bloom
Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83
Carmen Twillie Ambar
Carmen Twillie 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.

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President Ambar hosts office hours by appointment. To request a time during one of the available days and times, please complete the form at President’s Office Hours for Students.

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