Chemistry Department Alum Named President of Kenyon College

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Sean Decatur '90 will be Kenyon College's next president, effective July 1, 2013.   At Swarthmore, Sean Decatur majored in Chemistry and completed a senior thesis under the direction of Bob Pasternack, who is the Edmund Allen Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus and currently a Senior Research Scholar at Swarthmore.  Upon his graduation from Swarthmore, Sean was awarded the Chemistry Department's highest academic award (American Chemical Society Award).  See this article in Bloomberg to learn more about Dr. Decatur's career after he graduated from Swarthmore.