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Adam Keyes

Dean College is pleased to announce Adam Keyes as the new Vice President for Student Success & Campus Life. Reporting to President Kenneth Elmore, Keyes will be responsible for student success programs, campus life and community engagement to support student learning and growth.

Keyes joins Dean from Clark University, where he most recently served as director of strategic initiatives. At Clark, Keyes progressed from the director of residential life & housing to senior associate dean of students and deputy Title IX coordinator. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Keyes also took on the role of director of COVID testing and operations, establishing and running Clark's testing center and operations. He held residential life positions at Endicott College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University before arriving at Clark in 2014. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fitchburg State College and a master's degree from the University of New Haven.

With more than 15 years of experience in student life, enrollment, operations and project management, Keyes looks forward to developing meaningful, equitable experiences for students and the institutional processes and policies needed to sustain them.

“Fundamentally, I want the area of student services and campus life to impactfully shape students’ lives by being a parallel educational experience to the curricular offerings,” said Keyes. “Students come here to learn; academically, socially and emotionally. If properly implemented, that learning is equally important and memorable.”

“Dean has been well positioned to help students become the best version of themselves during the undergraduate educational years,” he added. “The support services, campus engagement opportunities and caring faculty and staff are the perfect combination of resources to help challenge and grow students. I’m really looking forward to being a part of that impactful transformation.”

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