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Trinity College Announces Appointment of Frederick Alford as New Dean of Students

HARTFORD, Conn., May 27, 2003Trinity College announces the appointment of Frederick Alford as dean of students of Trinity College. Alford comes to Trinity from Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he was dean of students.

A Connecticut native, Alford brings more than 20 year’s experience in higher education and working with students back to his home state. He formerly served as dean of students at Hawthorne College in Antrim, New Hampshire; a graduate and then research assistant at Harvard University; and as adjunct assistant professor and associate dean of students at Union College. Alford held the position of dean of students at Union College for 10 years.

Of her new colleague’s experience, Trinity College Vice President for Student Services, Sharon Herzberger, notes, “During his time at Union, Fred focused on promoting education first and foremost and on erasing artificial distinctions between work and play in the residential environment.” Herzberger continues, “At this critical time of self-study at Trinity, Fred's experience and expertise will prove extremely useful.  But the bottom line is that he loves students and will be a great advocate and supporter of their intellectual and personal growth.”

Alford received his B.A. in psychology from Hawthorne College, a master’s degree in education from Antioch University, and a doctorate in education from Harvard University

The following statement by Roger H. Hull, Union College president, announcing Fred’s departure, reinforces that expectation: “Fred has been a tremendously positive force in his years at Union. In hundreds of ways, he has worked to improve student life here. I know he has always felt that the future of the College rests, to a great extent, in the hands of the students, and his encouragement of their efforts has been influential in making this community stronger.”

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