College names Gillespie Dean of Students

Wed., Mar. 15, 1967

On March 15, 1967, College President Howard L. Rubendall announced that Professor of English Harold R. Gillespie would replace retiring Dean Benjamin D. James.

Although Professor Gillespie did not submit a formal application, he did respond to a request to be considered for the position, and the student panel that interviewed him for the role awarded him a "unanimous endorsement."

Professor Gillespie attributed this recommendation with the following statement: "They wanted someone who was a generalist and had a wider background, rather than a professional personnel man... They wanted someone familiar with the situation at Dickinson and someone with faculty experience."

In his announcement on March 15, President Rubendall said of Professor Gillespie: "Mr. Gillespie, over his years on the faculty, has shown a deep, helpful and imaginative interest in students and student affairs. It is with confidence that we look forward to his leadership in this important area of college life."

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Dickinsonian, Mar. 15, 1967, pg. 1.