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New Leadership Roles in Student Affairs

President Valerie Smith recently announced that Vice President and Dean of Students Jim Terhune will serve in a new role as vice president for student affairs, and Tomoko Sakomura, assistant vice president and dean of academic success and professor of art history, will serve as dean of students. 

Terhune, who was entering the second year of a two-year appointment, will continue to oversee all aspects of the Student Affairs Division and direct the efforts of the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Development, Health and Wellness Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Career Services, and the Center for Innovation and Leadership.

Sakomura, a specialist in Japanese art history, will provide leadership, oversight, and strategic direction to Swarthmore’s student life and academic success programs. She will continue to oversee academic advising and support, including the Registrar’s Office, and direct efforts related to student life, including the Office of Student Engagement, student conduct, and new student orientation.