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Mary Beth Petrie Promoted to Dean of Admissions

It is my great pleasure to inform you that I have relocated the title of Dean of Admissions, which had previously been appended to the end of my title, to a more appropriate person: Mary Beth Petrie.

This title change not only recognizes Beth’s leadership and expertise, but also how her responsibility has expanded in recent years as she guides and develops the Lawrence University admissions team and its efforts.

This is a decision I have made in consultation with President Mark Burstein, who enthusiastically endorses the title shift.

Beth’s previous title of Director of Admissions will be subsumed by her new title. This move does not affect the roles or responsibilities of anyone else on the admissions team.

Observers of history and precedent will note that Mary Beth Petrie will be the first woman ever to hold the title, Lawrence University Dean of Admissions. (Many thanks to Lina Rosenberg Foley, our university archivist, for confirming that.)

Please join me in congratulating Dean Petrie!

Ken Anselment
Vice President for Enrollment & Communication

PS: While my title is shortening, my role—oversight for enrollment (i.e., admissions, financial aid, and retention initiatives) and communication—is not.