Saturday, May 22, 2004

Vice President And Dean Of Students Maureen Kelley McIntire Announces Retirement

A Message from Dr. Toll Chestertown, MD, May 21, 2004

After thirty-six years of exemplary service to Washington College, Maureen Kelley McIntire, Vice President and Dean of Students, has announced that she will retire on July 2, 2004.

Maureen joined the College administration as Assistant Dean of Women in 1968, was promoted to Dean of Students in 1976 and has served as Vice President and Dean of Students since 1996. She has been a tireless champion of Washington College for nearly four decades, spanning two generations of students and serving under six presidents. She has also been an advocate for Washington College staff, lobbying hard to bring salary and benefits issues to the forefront of policy-making. In 1976, Maureen received the Gold Pentagon Award in recognition of meritorious service to Washington College.

"It's been a great 36-year run," Maureen said in announcing her decision. "I feel honored to have shared so many years with wonderful colleagues, not to mention with countless Washington College students. I look forward to new adventures but will always look back on these years with absolute joy."

Maureen says she will spend time relaxing on her boat and traveling up north, but she also plans to launch her own catering business. I know I speak for the entire community in thanking her for her devout service to Washington College and in wishing her success in all her future endeavors.

It has been a great pleasure for me to serve with Maureen throughout my term as President; she and David will remain my great personal friends.

A reception in Maureen's honor will be hosted early in the new academic year once faculty and students have returned to campus. President-elect Baird Tipson has asked Bryan Matthews to serve as Acting Vice President and Dean of Students until a permanent successor can be identified. Bryan will continue to serve as Director of Athletics.

- John Toll

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