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Student Affairs Staffers Moving On


Three members of the Office of Student Affairs staff will soon depart Smith.

Mentha Hynes, associate dean for multicultural affairs and student affairs, will soon leave for her new position as director of student life at Whitman College of Princeton University. After 11 years at Smith in which she also served as associate director of admission, Hynes’ last day will be Friday, June 8. Venus Ricks, east Quad area coordinator, will serve as acting director of multicultural affairs while a national search takes place during the next year.

Also leaving Student Affairs are Betsy Elias, executive assistant, and Marty Checchi, area coordinator.

A farewell reception will be held for the staff members on Thursday, June 7, at 2:30 p.m. in the Alumnae House Living Room.


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