With the departure of both the director and an assistant director of alumni relations, and another assistant director on maternity leave, Bowdoin's alumni office will be relying on temporary staff to manage Homecoming this year, according to Randolph Shaw, vice president for development and alumni relations.

"There have been a lot of changes, but I think we're under control," Shaw said.

After Sarah Bond Phinney '99, the former director of alumni relations, stepped down for personal reasons earlier this year, Associate Director of Alumni Relations Peter Wagner accepted a position as the director of alumni relations at his alma mater, Davidson College in North Carolina, Shaw said.

Wagner's last day at Bowdoin is November 3.

The assistant director, Renata Ledwick, is on maternity leave.

"It's really just a concidence of things that happened all at once," Shaw said.

"This is a terrific opportunity for Peter... and he goes with our blessing," he said.

A search for a new director is planned, but has not yet begun, he said.