H. Pete Curry
Title/Dept: Dean of Community Based Organizations / First Year Mentoring Project, Multicultural Engagement
Campus Box 2448
Intercultural Resource Center
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
Phone: (717) 337 - 6311
BA Baldwin Wallace College, 1977
MA Bowling Green State Unversity, 1980
As Dean of Intercultural Advancement, Pete Curry mentors and supports students during their first year at the College. Partnering with the admissions office and various community-based organizations to recruit students from underrepresented backgrounds, he meets and mentors many of these students before they arrive on campus. He is trained to assist students with topics such as confrontation, motivation, racial awareness, stress reduction, and assertiveness, and has given presentations for education professionals on topics such as retention of underrepresented students; the black student experience at predominantly white institutions; and how to help teachers creative inclusive environments for students with various cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and sexual identities.
Dean Curry began his work at Gettysburg in 1986, and served as the College’s Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residence Life until 1989. Between 1989 and 1997, he held the positions of Associate Dean and Director of Residence Life at Ramapo College of New Jersey, as well as the Associate Director of the Perkins Student Center and Director of Student Activities at the University of Delaware. He returned to Gettysburg College to work at the Office of Intercultural Advancement in 1997.
Dean Curry earned his MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and his BA from Baldwin Wallace College. In his free time, he likes to exercise and read biographies of political and sports figures.