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RSVP Now for Presidential Search Input Sessions

We would like to hear what you think are the opportunities and challenges facing our next president, as well as any particular priorities, themes, or attributes you feel the search committee should keep in mind. If you would like to participate, please RSVP. You will then receive information necessary to access the hour-long Zoom session.

Lewis & Clark’s Presidential Search Is Underway

The presidential search committee has been appointed, with Trustees Paula Hayes BS ’92 and Pat Mahaffy BA ’85 as co-chairs. The other 13 members of the committee include additional trustees, faculty, and staff, as well as a student representative.

The Status of Campus COVID-19 Restrictions and a Vaccination Rate Update

We are in the process of updating all of our COVID-related policies regarding events, travel, face coverings, testing, etc., and will share those policies, as well as an updated COVID webpage, in mid-July. In the meantime, the current requirement that unvaccinated persons wear face coverings when inside campus buildings remains in place.

Honoring Mark Duntley’s Many Years of Service

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

Jessica Carron Named Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Jessica Carron has been named the director of student rights and responsibilities following a national search for the position. Jessica served as the interim director of Student Rights and Responsibilities since June 1, 2020.

Taking Precautions in Extreme Heat

Working in moderate to extreme heat, especially outdoors, can pose significant risks to worker health based on age, fitness, type of work, personal tolerance, and other factors. OSHA provides guidelines for risk levels based on the NWS heat index chart, a measure of perceived heat that combines temperature and humidity.

New Homepage to Launch June 24

On Thursday, June 24, Lewis & Clark’s homepage will be updated to match the style of our newer interior pages and better highlight our students and community members.

Commemorating Juneteenth

Starting next year, Juneteenth will be an annual paid holiday for all Lewis & Clark employees. On this day, the campus community will be encouraged to observe the holiday in reflection, celebration, and action. The Office of Equity and Inclusion, along with colleagues on Executive Council, the Equity and Inclusion Committee, and the wider community, will plan for how the day can serve as an opportunity for next year and beyond.

Comings and Goings: Bravo, Joyce Beeny! Bravo!

After 43 years at Lewis & Clark, Administrative Assistant for the Theatre Department Joyce Beeny will retire on June 15, 2021.

“Throughout her time at Lewis & Clark, she has been the soul, the brain, and the ‘commander in chief’ of the department” Professor of Theatre and Department Chair Stepan Simek said. “Her humanity, her love for everyone that she distributed freely and widely, and her palpable joy of being at her desk every single day have made her into a true icon not only for the Theatre department, but for the College as a whole. We’re all indebted to her; she is irreplaceable, and she will be missed by all of us.”
See the full list of people who joined the L&C community, and those who said farewell. 

McCauley-Sayer to Lead Newly Developed Center for Social Change and Community Involvement

Associate Dean of Students in the Division of Student Life Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer will serve as the inaugural executive director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement.

Campaign Kickoff to Reveal Vision for L&C’s Future

Please join us on June 17 at 5 p.m. as we kick off our Exploring for the Global Good fundraising campaign. We will reveal our plans to lift up our community’s people, places, and programs—and step forward as a leading institution and a spark for good in the world.

Lewis & Clark’s Prescription for COVID-19

For Lewis & Clark, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic began in earnest in March 2020, when the college moved exclusively to online learning on all three of its campuses. Now, more than a year into the global crisis, Lewis & Clark continues to make adjustments, fine-tuning its curricular and cocurricular offerings to ensure that students still experience the best of an L&C education. How has the college adapted? What’s different? What’s the same? We share a few examples, highlighting the creativity, flexibility, and resiliency of the Lewis & Clark community.

Highlights of the May Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees held its annual May meeting on May 6 and 7, and took the following actions.

An Important Announcement From President Wiewel: Preparing for Lewis & Clark’s Next Chapter

President Wiewel announced today that next academic year will be his last as president of L&C. “Serving in this role has been a great privilege and joy. The institution is well positioned for future success.”

Maureen Healy is Teacher of the Year 2021

The Pamplin Society of Fellows is proud to announce the winner of the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Award.