Dean For Academic Affairs Cristle Collins Judd will leave the College at the end of August to join the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York City as the Senior Program Officer in the Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities Program, according to an email from President Barry Mills. 

President-elect Clayton Rose will be tasked with naming Judd's replacement and he "expects to be able to announce his plan in the near future," according to Mills' email.

Judd took over as dean for academic affairs in July 2006 after 13 years as a professor of music at the University of Pennsylvania. During her tenure, Judd continued to teach courses in the music department in addition to her responsibilites as dean.

Under Judd's leadership, the College hired nearly 40 percent of its current faculty, developed new professional policies for faculty, and launched new programs including the Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.

“I have the opportunity to work at an amazing institution with a really strong sense of who it is, to support an incredibly talented faculty…and to work with an incredibly diverse student body,” Judd told the Orient in 2013. “It doesn’t get any better than that.

In her new role at the Mellon Foundation, Judd "will play a key role in maintaining and strengthening the relationship of the Foundation with higher education leaders, in its grant-making activities in higher education, and in meetings and policy discussions regarding liberal arts colleges and research universities," wrote Mills.