June 25, 2021

Celebrating Dean Emeritus Mark A. Duntley

Rev. Dr. Mark Duntley retired as the Dean of Spiritual Life after nearly 32 years of service. Will you join us in celebrating Mark’s contributions to Lewis & Clark? There are three ways to honor him.
  • Mark Duntley

Dean of Spiritual Life Mark Duntley retired at the end of July of this year, having served the Lewis & Clark community since 1989. In August, Rev. Hilary Martin Himan, a staff person with the Office of Spiritual Life since 2014, was promoted and now serves the Lewis & Clark community as the Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life.

In his own words, Mark has created ways for students “to explore their own spiritual identity and to grow spiritually by engaging with other human beings in opportunities to help and to be of service, and then to reflect together about those experiences.”

Over the years, Mark led numerous programs, counseled students, staff, and faculty, organized lectures, conducted weddings and memorial services, mobilized employee giving, served on college-wide committees and taught in our Core Curriculum. In May the Board of Trustees appointed him Dean Emeritus of Spiritual Life.The Lewis & Clark community has been deeply touched by his service spanning almost 32 years.

Will you join us in celebrating Mark’s contributions to Lewis & Clark? There are three ways to honor Mark’s many years of service:

1. JOIN US FOR A RETIREMENT CELEBRATION ON CAMPUS

Mark Duntley’s Retirement Celebration will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at the Gregg Pavillion and the Pavilion Bridge.

Please join us in celebrating Mark’s many years of service to the Lewis & Clark community. This will be primarily an outdoor event, and guests are asked to abide by college policy. Proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID test conducted within the previous 72 hours, will be required for visitors attending this celebration. Please bring a photo of your vaccination card on your phone, the actual vaccination card, or proof of your negative COVID test to present at the gathering. Masks are required unless actively eating or drinking. Thank you for understanding.

The event is hosted by the Office of the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students.

2. SHARE A NOTE AND/OR PHOTO FOR MARK’S BOOK OF APPRECIATION

Please write a reflection or letter and/or submit a photo for Mark in celebration of his retirement from Lewis & Clark College by October 8. This book will be presented to him later this fall.

If you have questions about Mark’s retirement book, please reach out to Hilary Martin Himan in the Office of Spiritual Life at hmhiman@lclark.edu or call 503-768-7082.

3. MAKE A GIFT TO THE REV. MARK A. DUNTLEY AWARD FUND

Students will be selected through a community nomination process, and recipients will demonstrate Mark Duntley’s spirit of giving, wisdom, caring, enthusiasm for life, and deep understanding of the human condition and spirituality. GIVE NOW.

If you have questions about the fund or about making a gift, please reach out to Rebecca Holt in Advancement at RebeccaH@lclark.edu or 503-866-0340.

We look forward to seeing you October 7!