Senior Staff

Wellesley’s senior leadership shares a common goal: providing the richest educational experience for women available in any undergraduate institution anywhere.

H. Kim BottomlyH. Kim Bottomly, President of the College

"Leadership ability is enhanced by an understanding of a broad range of disciplines and the ability to hear and to synthesize distinct and diverse points of view. At Wellesley, we cultivate young women's inherent leadership skills through our approach to the liberal arts, and prepare them for the important role they will have in shaping our future." Office of the President

Andrew ShennanAndrew Shennan, Provost and Dean of the College

"The mission and educational philosophy of Wellesley College are inextricably linked: to provide a vibrant, intellectually challenging education to women intent on serving their community and influencing their world." Office of the Provost and Dean of the College

Debra DeMeis, Dean of Students

"Wellesley isn't just a leading liberal arts college; it's a totally engaging—and engaged—learning environment, built on and around the talents, energy and dedication of the student community."Office of the Dean of Students

Jennifer Desjarlais, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

"Wellesley looks for a very special kind of student: someone who has a hunger for learning, is interested in many points of view, and who knows that she wants to leave the college with a strong sense of self, well focused, and with the skills—and determination—to make a difference in her world." Admission

Richard FrenchRichard French, Dean of Academic Affairs

"The Wellesley curriculum is specifically designed to encourage students to step outside their comfort zone, explore new fields, and discover their passion." Office of the Provost and Dean of the College

Elizabeth Gildersleeve, Assistant Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs

"We use new media to tell Wellesley's unique story, highlighted by the College's remarkable record of producing women leaders in every arena." Communications & Public Affairs

Ben Hammond, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer

"Wellesley’s mission of providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world is more vital than ever."  Finance and Administration

Kathryn LynchKathryn Lynch, Dean of Faculty Affairs

"One of the hallmarks of a Wellesley education is our versatile and talented faculty—deeply dedicated to their teaching and to their students’ learning, as well as to their research fields and the well being of broader college community." Office of the Provost and Dean of the College

Cameran MasonCameran Mason, Vice President of Resources and Public Affairs

"We are as focused on leadership as our students. Like our graduates, we want to be at the forefront in finding new solutions to old problems, integrating distinct and diverse viewpoints, and using creative and thoughtful approaches to all we do." Resources and Public Affairs