Congratulations to Joe Du Pont

Dear Colleagues,

As you may by now already be aware, our terrific dean of the Hiatt Career Center, Joe Du Pont, is departing from Brandeis University to become associate vice president for student affairs at Boston College. While I am very sorry to see Joe leave, he has been offered a tremendous opportunity and I wish him great happiness and success in his new endeavors.

Joe’s last day at Brandeis will be June 2, and members of the students and enrollment team are collaborating with the Hiatt staff to arrange a farewell party for Joe during the last week of May.

The Brandeis community has benefited from Joe’s experience and many contributions. Under his leadership, the Hiatt Career Center transformed into a bustling hub for student success. Joe elevated the university’s employer and alumni development and outreach while strategically forming an outstanding team of professionals to focus on helping our students transform their education into meaningful professional futures. Throughout the economic downturn, the Hiatt team has helped maintain a student placement rate for recent graduates between 95-96 percent at a time when many of our peers saw those rates drop.

With Joe’s departure, we begin a search for new leadership. As Joe’s role has been expanding, we expect a national search to identify candidates who will continue to build our community and corporate relations, as well as further develop our tradition of student success. My thanks to Carolina Figueroa, associate vice president for students and enrollment, who has agreed to chair this search.  It is also my great pleasure to extend thanks to Andrea Dine, the very accomplished director of the Hiatt Career Center, who has agreed to serve as interim dean. I hope you will join me in thanking Joe for his service, and in supporting Andrea in this role.

Andrew Flagel

Senior vice president for students and enrollment


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