Bowdoin creates three new administrative positions
Dorn arrives at Bowdoin from the San Francisco Bay area, where she worked for four years at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford. She is taking over a similar position held by Lydia Bell, the former Community Resource Center Director. As the new Coordinator of Student Community Service Programs, Dorn oversaw a change in departments for the Community Service Office. Community Service is no longer in the Department of Public Affairs, but rather in the Department of Student Affairs. The office also changed its location this year from Coles Tower to the first floor of the Curtis Pool building.
Dorn believes that the switch in departments and location for Community Service is an improvement at Bowdoin. Said Dorn, "I think both these changes are very positive and I believe we will see a growth in service at Bowdoin as a result of both student interest and expanding possibilities as we more closely work with Student Activities, the Career Planning Center, and Residential Life as well as other departments in Student Affairs."
Also new to Bowdoin is Kim, who came to Bowdoin this summer after receiving his Masters' Degree in education from Harvard. His position as Freeman Grant Coordinator/Assistant Dean of First-Year Students was created, according to Kim, in an attempt to "meet the needs of a growing freshman class." Kim's job requires him to oversee orientation, provide support to Asian and Asian-American students, to oversee the college's Freeman Grant, and to assist Dean Margaret Hazlett in advising first-year students.
Kim said the Freeman Grant is designed "To further the study and understanding of Asia. The grant can help provide financial support to send members of the Bowdoin community to Asia or to bring Asian culture and knowledge right here to campus." The grant "will expose more students to Asian studies and further enhance the Bowdoin experience for those already interested in [Asian studies]."
Appointed over the past summer by President Mills, Mitchel Davis serves
as Bowdoin's first Chief Information Officer, a position created to direct
the Bowdoin's technological goals. Davis supervises the college's $7 million
technology budget and coordinates the technology for all departments of