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William Smith College Names New Assistant Dean

New assistant dean will be part of team responsible for students’ overall experience at William Smith

June 26, 2003 Geneva, N.Y. – Debra DeMeis, dean of William Smith College, has announced that Lisa Kaenzig has been named assistant dean of William Smith College, replacing Amy Sonnenfeld Teel, who took another position at the Colleges. Kaenzig will assume her new duties on July 14.

Kaenzig brings a vast wealth of experience to her new position. She has completed the coursework for her Ph.D. at the College of William and Mary, and is currently working on her dissertation. While at William and Mary she studied education policy and planning and leadership, and worked at the college’s Center for Gifted Education. Prior to returning to school she held several positions in Washington, D.C., including a role as project director at the Public Leadership Education Network and a stint as executive director for the Women’s Information Network.

As assistant dean Kaenzig will be a part of a team responsible for students’ overall experience at William Smith, including academic, co-curricular and residential matters. She will work primarily with first-year students, but also develop and facilitate the Orientation program, assist with the First-Year Advantage program and assist in office programming.

Kaenzig received an M.A. from George Washington University and a B.A. from Rutgers University. She has published several articles in education and political journals and is a member of the American Association of University Women, the National Association for Gifted Children, Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society, among other organizations.

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