President Iuliano announces the selection of Anne Ehrlich for the role of Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students.
Dear Members of the Gettysburg College Community,
I am writing to let you know that after an extensive national search, Anne Ehrlich has been appointed to serve as Gettysburg College’s Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students. Anne was selected from among an immensely talented field of candidates as the individual with the leadership skills, innovation, passion, and keen eye toward inclusivity to lead our College Life Division.
Anne comes to Gettysburg with more than 20 years of experience—from her first positions in residence life to her various administrative roles at Whittier College and Woodbury University and her current role as vice president for student development at Knox College. At Knox, she has provided strategic vision to the College’s student affairs division, advised the president on matters of campus climate, and led the board of trustees committee on campus life and athletics. Some of her noteworthy accomplishments during her tenure include: expanding programs and services to support students’ mental and physical health, coordinating a robust first-year experience that spans the curriculum and co-curriculum, expanding and transforming Knox’s career center, and developing the HOPE (House of Peace and Equity) Center.
Anne’s work has largely been in service to preparing students to be the thinkers, innovators, problem solvers, and leaders that our increasingly complex world requires. In my conversations with Anne over the past several months, she has shared that while her love for student affairs will always be embedded in her dedication to each student’s dreams, her work has had the greatest impact when she has inspired systemic evolution through strategic planning and educational design, and advanced campus cultures toward inclusive excellence—work for which I am immensely eager to see her build upon and contribute to at Gettysburg.
In her new position at the College, Anne will partner with Academic Affairs, Enrollment & Educational Services, and other stakeholders to develop a comprehensive vision for the Division of College Life. This vision will build on the four pillars of Gettysburg’s new strategic plan to shape a future-oriented and student-centered program that collectively advances the College’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
I would like to thank the members of the Search Committee for their thorough and thoughtful work: Kayode Balogun ’22; Rob Bohrer, Associate Provost and Dean of Public Policy Programs; Darrien Davenport, Assistant Vice President of College Life/Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees; Christopher Kauffman, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts; Nathalie Goubet, Professor of Psychology; Kurtis Grey ’21; Jennifer Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources; Tres Mullis, Vice President of College Advancement; Kristin Stuempfle, Chief of Staff/Strategic Advisor to the President; Rod Tosten, Vice President of Information Technology; and Cindy Wright, Director of EES Student Success and Well-being.
I would also like to thank our search consultants at WittKieffer, who successfully attracted the very best candidates for this important role at the College, and the many of you who assisted in the search by nominating potential candidates or participating in conversations about what the College should be seeking in a candidate. I would like to spend one last moment to offer a hearty thank you to Jeff Foster, who did a stellar job serving as the Interim Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students upon Julie Ramsey’s retirement last December.
Anne’s first official day at the College will be July 26. Please join me in welcoming Anne and her partner Claire to the Gettysburg College community!