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Meiklejohn Named Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Story posted December 07, 2009

Scott Meiklejohn has been named Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, effective immediately. The appointment of Meiklejohn, who has served as interim dean since July 2008, follows a comprehensive national search.

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Scott Meiklejohn

"He is the unanimous choice of our search committee to assume this vital position, and I couldn't be more pleased with the result," said President Barry Mills. "As interim dean — and with the assistance of a talented and dedicated staff — Scott has led an admissions and financial aid program at Bowdoin that has seen remarkable and sustained success over recent years," Mills said.

"His record of accomplishment, his clear commitment to Bowdoin, his leadership skills, and his keen understanding of our aspirations, principles, and traditions make Scott, in the view of our committee, the very best candidate for job."

Before coming to Bowdoin in January 1997, Meiklejohn served as headmaster at La Pietra School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and as director of admissions at Hebron Academy in Maine. He is a former trustee at both Kents Hill School in Kents Hill, Maine, and at the Waynflete School in Portland.

He currently serves on the board of trustees at his alma mater, Colgate University. At Bowdoin, Meiklejohn previously served as assistant to the president and as vice president for institutional advancement.

The College's search committee, comprising Derek C. Brooks '12, Linda Docherty, John Fitzgerald, Nora A. Krulwich '11, Robin M. Saindon, Dighton Spooner and Mary Lou Zeeman, was aided by the Boston-based search firm of Isaacson, Miller, and by Vice President for Institutional Planning and Assessment Rebecca Brodigan.

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