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McPheeters Named Interim Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

June 06, 2018

President Wim Wiewel has announced that Andrew McPheeters will become interim vice president for student life and dean of students, effective August 1. Currently associate vice president for alumni, parent, and student engagement, Andrew will serve as interim vice president until a replacement for Anna Gonzalez, who will join Harvey Mudd College, begins. Andrew will not seek the permanent position.

“I am very pleased that Andrew has agreed to take on this temporary role,” said Wim. “In my conversations with directors and deans in the Division of Student Life, I’ve been very impressed with their expertise, commitment, and team spirit. I’m sure that they will continue the excellent work they have been doing under Anna, and that Andrew’s leadership will keep the unit moving ahead while representing their insights and perspectives.”

Andrew joined Lewis & Clark in 2007 as the director of alumni and parent programs. Previously he was dean of students and alumni affairs at the National College of Natural Medicine here in Portland, and the dean of students at Franklin College Switzerland in Lugano. Andrew is an alumnus of Gonzaga University, where he received his BA in political science and an MA in administration and curriculum.

The firm Summit Search Solutions has been engaged to help conduct the national search for a permanent replacement. Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning Mark Figueroa will chair the search committee with the goal of hiring someone to start next January. The other search committee members are as follows:

  • Sandi Bottemiller, Director of Campus Living
  • Naiomi Cameron, Associate Dean for Faculty Development
  • Alan Finn, Vice President for Business and Finance
  • Bridget Flaherty, Associate Director, International Students and Scholars
  • Mollie Galloway, Associate Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership
  • Erica Johnson, Director of Admissions
  • Kayleigh McCauley, Associate Dean of Students, Director of Student Support
  • Dave Reese, Vice President, Chief of Staff, General Counsel and Board Secretary
  • Molly Robinson Kelly, Associate Professor of French
  • Violet Betters, CAS Student
  • Eric Hawkins, Graduate Assistant, Dean of Students Office
  • Kassie Kometani, CAS Student
  • Tamara Ko, Program Director (committee support)