Tom Krattenmaker, associate vice president for Public Affairs and Communications, has accepted the position of director of communications at Yale Divinity School. He will leave Lewis & Clark in mid-October.
In addition to his leadership of PubCom, Krattenmaker is an award-winning writer in the sphere of religion and public life. His position at Yale will draw on his broad talents.
Krattenmaker joined Lewis & Clark in 2006 and has spent the past eight years building relationships and enhancing the image of the entire institution. He arrived just as Lewis & Clark embarked on its first-ever strategic communications planning process. Krattenmaker led the initiative involving the board of trustees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends.
“Tom has been a positive, thoughtful, creative leader on our campus, and he will be missed,” Dean for Enrollment and Communications Lisa Meyer said.
Previously Krattenmaker worked at Swarthmore College and Princeton University.
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, a public forum was held in Gregg Pavilion in which students were given the opportunity to speak on their hopes and expectations for the next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The meeting was led by the CAS Dean Search Advisory Committee in conjunction with Isaacson, Miller, a “national executive search firm.” There were seven students in attendance.
After Tuajuanda Jordan’s departure to St. Mary’s College last year, Lewis & Clark contracted Isaacson, Miller to search and recruit candidates for the open position. At present, Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, associate professor of psychology, is the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The firm plans to conduct their search both internally and externally, looking at outside candidates as well as the current faculty and administration of LC. According to the firm, a group of candidates will be selected by the spring of 2015.