Dean of the College

Marc Zimmer, Interim Dean of the College, Jean C. Tempel '65 Professor of Chemistry

The Dean of the College (DOC) oversees the quality of the academic and student life experience at Connecticut College.

The Dean of the College comprises four offices:
- Dean of Studies, including the Dean of Studies, Associate Dean of Studies/Dean of First-Year Students, Associate Dean of Sophomores/International Student Adviser and the Associate Dean of Studies for Juniors and Seniors and Transfers
- Dean of Student Life
- Dean of Multicultural Affairs
- Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life

We plan and carry out our work in tandem throughout the year to enable our students to see themselves as full-time members of the same intense, residential academic community. "Full time" refers here to Connecticut College's expectation that the experience of living in a residential academic community always retains an essential intellectual character even when students are not learning formally in the classroom.

We base our work on the principal value of diversity: both the diversity of the Connecticut College campus community and the greater New London area, where hundreds of our students are engaged each year in community learning and service.

The Dean of the College also serves as the College's Senior Diversity Officer, helping to ensure that diversity is not a mere "buzz word" at the College but a deeply held belief in the educational efficacy of a certain kind of lived experience for students which our various offices and faculty aim to build on a continuous basis. We challenge all students to realize the benefits of this experience in all that they do at the College.

Reporting through the four subdivisions of the DOC are:

Contact information:



Dean of the College
Fanning Hall
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196