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Dorothy Denburg

Dean of the College

Barnard College

Dorothy Denburg has been Dean of the College at Barnard since 1993. As the College’s chief student affairs officer, she oversees all student services to support the academic mission of the College and enhance student life on campus including: Admissions and Pre-College Programs; Financial Aid; Academic Advising and the Registrar; Career Development; Multicultural Affairs, outreach and opportunity programs; Residential Life; College Activities; and Health and Counseling Services and Wellness programs. She has taught courses on Women in Literature and Culture in the First-Year Seminar program. From 1999 - 2001, Denburg chaired the Task Force on Campus Life, which was charged to “examine and assess campus life” at Barnard. Currently she is working on the implementation of a Residential Master Plan and with others on the planning for a new six-story mixed use building on campus.

In fall 2001, Denburg was a Visiting Scholar at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York. She was a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institute on Technology and Liberal Learning (NITLE) for the Mid-Atlantic and New England Region from 2002 to 2006, and she currently chairs the Steering Board of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success, a consortium of 30 liberal arts colleges and small universities, which seeks to enhance the college experience of historically under-represented students of color. She was a consultant to the President of Hunter College (CUNY) on academic advising in 2001-2002 and was a member of an external team to review the counseling service at Wesleyan University (2003.)