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07/23/2018 07:51:50

Caltech Appoints Associate Dean for Undergraduate Students

Kristin Weyman, a student affairs professional with more than a decade of experience in supporting the personal and professional development of undergraduate students, is joining Caltech as an associate dean for undergraduate students. Weyman will assume her new role on July 30, 2018.

Weyman will be one of two associate deans who work with Dean of Undergraduate Students Kevin Gilmartin in sharing responsibility for the development of Caltech's 1,000 undergraduate students. The dean's office oversees a wide variety of issues related to the well-being and progress of students throughout their educational career, including academic advising and support services, personal and general advising, faculty outreach and communication, student conduct, crisis management, and disability services.

Weyman comes to Caltech from Ohio Wesleyan University, a small, private, residential liberal arts college, where she has served as the associate dean for student success for the last year. Prior to that, she was in Southern California, serving as the associate dean for students and dean for first- and second-year students at Claremont McKenna College. Throughout her time in higher education, and in particular in working within student affairs leadership, Weyman has taken on a broad range of increasing responsibilities, from supervising and aligning student support services throughout student affairs, to assisting in the review and development of policies and procedures to enhance the student experience, to overseeing new student orientation programs, to meeting one-on-one with individual students and groups in an advising and mentoring capacity.

Weyman says, "I am excited to join the Caltech community and work with its motivated student body and dedicated faculty and staff to further the Institute's goals in helping students foster a balanced, healthy lifestyle while engaging in academic and extracurricular pursuits."

Weyman's appointment is occasioned by the retirement of Barbara Green, after 29 years of supporting Caltech's students and families in the dean's office. Green, an honorary member of the Caltech Alumni Association and a 2013 Thomas W. Schmitt Annual Staff Prize awardee, has been an integral team member in the dean's office, overseeing the transition between several faculty deans as well as serving as interim dean and sole representative for the office during two separate academic years and filling the role of disability services coordinator for graduate and undergraduate students.

"As I leave my position as associate dean, I am happy to know that someone as thoughtful, experienced, and dedicated as Kristin will be joining the dean's office," Green says. "Throughout her career in higher education, Kristin has demonstrated a commitment to supporting individual students—understanding their individual needs and backgrounds, and aligning the support and resources to help them succeed. She will be a welcome addition to Caltech."

Written by Shayna Chabner McKinney