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Appointment of Bekki Lee as Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Rebecca (Bekki) Lee as vice president for student affairs/dean of students, effective August 15, 2011.

August 15, 2011

Appointment of Vice President for Communication and Marketing

It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Marylou J. Ferry as vice president for communication and marketing at Scripps College, effective August 22, 2011.

August 10, 2011

UCSB Commencement Address

As Thomas Paine said, “We have it within our power to begin the world over again.” And history tells us this is true. Like generations before you, it is now your turn to be a part of the new makeover. Perhaps you are anxious, maybe even a bit afraid of what lies ahead; that’s perfectly normal!

June 10, 2011

David Andrews appointed Gabrielle Marie-Louise Jungels-Winkler Professor of Contemporary European Studies

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of David Andrews, professor of politics and international relations, as the Gabrielle Marie-Louise Jungels-Winkler Professor of Contemporary European Studies, effective July 1, 2011. Professor Andrews succeeds Professor Patricia Dillon, who served with distinction as the inaugural appointee to this professorship.

May 20, 2011

Nancy Neiman Auerbach appointed Mary W. Johnson Professor in Teaching

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Nancy Neiman Auerbach, professor of politics and international relations, to the Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching, effective July 1, 2011. Professor Neiman Auerbach succeeds Professor Kerry Odell, who was the first appointee to this endowed professorship, in 2004.

May 20, 2011

Appointment of Vice President and Treasurer

After a national search that involved many members of the Scripps community, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne M. Coville as vice president for business affairs and treasurer of Scripps College, effective July 18, 2011. She will fill the position vacated by James Manifold, who retires June 30, 2011, after 29 years of service to the College.

May 6, 2011

2011 Commencement speaker

I am pleased to announce that noted sculptor and Scripps College alumna Elizabeth Turk ’83, winner of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for 2010, will be the College’s commencement speaker on May 15, 2011.

March 7, 2011

Showing support for Gabrielle Giffords

As we continue to hold Gabrielle Giffords and all the victims and family members affected by the national tragedy in Tucson in our thoughts and prayers, we want to share with you the ways in which members of the College community can send messages to Congresswoman Giffords and show our support.

January 11, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords’ Message

CLAREMONT, Calif. (January 11, 2011) — Gabrielle is a role model, not just for our students, but for all women and for all Americans. She did not shy away from her calling to be a leader. With grace and determination, she has become an outstanding and courageous public servant. Gabrielle Giffords’s career shows that she is fiercely independent — framing her positions on issues thoughtfully and humanely, and, in the words of our founder, Ellen Browning Scripps, “with confidence, courage and hope.”

January 11, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords

By now, you may have heard the devastating news that U.S. Congresswoman (Arizona’s 8th District) Gabrielle Giffords ’93 was shot in the head and seriously wounded, along with several other people, this morning during a public appearance in Tucson, Arizona. Our thoughts and prayers are with her, her husband and family, and to all the other victims and their families affected by this national tragedy.

January 8, 2011