|Midge Bennet and President Doug Bennet hosted a farewell reception for Maria Cruz-Saco, dean of the college, who is leaving in June.|
| Maria Cruz-Saco, dean of the college, will leave Wesleyan at the end of her contract in June 2007.
At the invitation of a United Nations office and Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru, Cruz-Saco will lead a study on aging, equity and income security in Peru. While leading this study in 2007-08, she will be a Fulbright Scholar at Universidad del Pacifico’s Research Center. In 2008-09, Cruz-Saco will resume teaching as professor of economics at Connecticut College.
Under Cruz-Sacos leadership, Wesleyan created the Office for Diversity and Academic Advancement, enhanced First Year Matters through collaborations with the Center for the Arts and the Office of Academic Affairs, introduced a new peer advising program, integrated orientation for new and international students and created opportunities for rich educational experiences outside the classroom. Wesleyan has established a task force that is articulating a vision for religious and spiritual life on campus, preparing the opening of the Usdan University Center, and better aligning student affairs with our educational mission.
Below are photos of her farewell reception May 10 at the President’s House:
|By Olivia Drake, The Wesleyan Connection editor|