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May 8, 2006

Former Clark University Dean to Lead Student Affairs

Editor's note: For a photo of Julianne D. Ohotnicky contact Marti Hobbes at (413) 585-2190.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Dean of the College Maureen Mahoney announced the appointment of a longtime student advocate Julianne D. Ohotnicky, as Smith’s next dean of students.

Ohotnicky, associate dean of students at Clark University in Worcester, will begin June 26, succeeding Mela Dutka.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Smith community,” said Ohotnicky. “I look forward to engaging with students, faculty and staff in developing new relationships and initiatives, as well as participating in the amazing, ongoing work of the current staff in Student Affairs.”

At Smith, the dean of students provides enriching experiences for students outside of classes from the day they arrive on campus. Ohotnicky will oversee programs supporting student orientation, residence life, multicultural affairs and international students.

In her 15 years of experience in student life, Ohotnicky has held positions at a wide number of colleges and universities in Massachusetts, including Brandeis University, Bradford College, Merrimack College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Ohotnicky earned a bachelor of arts in foreign affairs and economics from Assumption College in 1991 and a master of arts in higher education administration from the University of Connecticut in 1995.

Smith College is consistently ranked among the nation’s foremost liberal arts colleges. Enrolling 2,800 students from every state and 60 other countries, Smith is the largest undergraduate women’s college in the country.

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