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Administrative Organization

President of the College Barry Mills, the chief executive officer of the College, is involved with all aspects of Bowdoin’s operations and holds formal responsibility for intellectual leadership. He carries out the policies of the Board of Trustees, leads Bowdoin’s short- and long-term planning, operating and capital budgeting, and establishes fiscal and programmatic priorities. President Mills holds open office hours each week to meet and talk with students when he is on campus. The President’s Office is located on the second floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall.

Dean of Student Affairs Timothy W. Foster is chief student affairs officer at the College and is responsible for much of the student experience beyond the classroom. He oversees a wide variety of campus offices that provide programs and services to Bowdoin students and serves as the principal voice relaying student concerns to the president of the College and the Board of Trustees. The Dean is responsible for overseeing the College disciplinary system in collaboration with the Associate/Assistant Deans, the Director of Residential Life, the Office of Safety and Security, and the Judicial Board. The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is located on the second floor of Moulton Union.

Dean for Academic Affairs Cristle Collins Judd is the chief academic officer of the College and is responsible for matters of general academic policy and faculty personnel policy. She oversees all aspects of the College that support the academic program, including the Library, Museums, the Center for Learning and Teaching, the Registrar’s Office, the Coastal Studies Center, etc. She also oversees the use of academic spaces, including classroom design and renovation. The Dean for Academic Affairs promotes discussions of curriculum and pedagogy, plays a central role in obtaining institutional grants and funding for student and faculty research, and undertakes regular reviews of departments and programs. The Dean is involved in recruiting and hiring faculty and in faculty tenure and promotion decisions. The Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs is located on the second floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall.

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer S. Catherine Longley oversees many areas of the College administration, including all aspects of the College’s budget from planning to implementation; the administration of College finances, cash management, facilities and properties, and risk management. Divisions include the Controller’s Office, Dining Service and the Bookstore, Events and Summer Programs, Facilities Management, Human Resources, Safety and Security, and the Children's Center. The Treasurer’s Office is located in Ham House at 3 Bath Road.

Senior Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations/Secretary of the College  Rick Ganong oversees the offices related to fundraising and  alumni relations.  He also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees. Reporting to the president of the College, his office is located at 85 Federal Street.

Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs Scott Hood oversees the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, including proactive media relations, integrated marketing, public relations and publications programs, digital communications (including the Bowdoin website, the Bowdoin Daily Sun, and social media) video and special events production, and strategic efforts in support of student recruitment and fundraising. Reporting to the president of the College, he is the primary College spokesperson and serves as secretary to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. His office is located in the McLellan Building.

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Scott Meiklejohn is responsible for the recruitment and selection of new students including all first-year and transfer students. He oversees the staff of the Admissions Office and the Student Aid Office and works with the president and the trustees to develop admissions and financial aid policies for the College. The Admissions Office is located in Burton-Little House at the corner of Park Row and College Street. The Student Aid Office is on Park Row behind Chamberlain.

Senior Vice President for Investments Paula J. Volent, CFA is responsible for the oversight and management of the College’s endowment, reporting directly to the president of the College and the Trustee Investment Committee. Her office is located at 80 Federal Street.

Chief Information Officer Mitchel Davis is responsible for coordinating technology for all academic and administrative departments at the College. Reporting directly to the president, he plays a key leadership role in collaborative analysis and design of the College’s technology strategy and resource allocation in support of learning and teaching, faculty research, and institutional management. He oversees a staff of forty-five technical professionals. He is instrumental in making Bowdoin one of the most technically advanced liberal arts colleges in the country. The CIO’s office is located on the third floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall.