Lisa Boes named new Dean of Academic Services

Lisa Boes, the Allston Burr Resident Dean for Pforzheimer House at Harvard University, has been named Brandeis University’s new Dean of Academic Services.

Lisa Boes

Boes will oversee many aspects of the campus community, including first-year faculty advising, the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program, and disability support services.

At Harvard, Boes supervised 400 students, a staff of 23 resident tutors and served on the administrative board of Harvard College, which hears petitions for academic exceptions. One of her signature accomplishments was developing a sophomore advising program, which is now replicated by other class years.

Earlier in her career at Harvard, Boes worked at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, JFK School of Government’s Office of Career Services, and the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy.

Boes earned a BA in botany and an MA in student personnel from Miami University in Ohio. She earned a PhD in learning and teaching from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Boes will join Academic Services on November 4.

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