Ellen K. Harbourt, who has served as acting registrar this year, will lose the modifier on July 1, when she becomes Kenyon's new registrar. She replaces Richard L. Switzer, the long-time registrar and, for the past year, an associate provost. Switzer is retiring this summer.
"I am very pleased that Ellen Harbourt has accepted my offer to serve as registrar," says Provost Gregory Spaid. "This year, as acting registrar, she has impressed me and many others across the College with her ability to step into the leadership of this essential office."
A 1991 graduate of Ohio University, Harbourt came to Kenyon in 1999, working initially as the Banner conversion coordinator and then as a computer records specialist in the registrar's office. She became associate registrar in 2003.
President S. Georgia Nugent has recently won several honors. The Committee on Academic Programs for Alumni (CAPA) at Princeton University has named her as the winner of its 2005 CAPA Award for Excellence in Alumni Education, recognizing her for "outstanding leadership and personal contributions" in developing Princeton's alumni education program during the time she worked at the university.
Nugent was also elected this year to the board of Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), an organization that provides professional development for women in higher-education administration. HERS sponsors a management institute, based at Wellesley College, during the academic year and an intensive summer institute based at Bryn Mawr College. Nugent has been a faculty member of the summer institute for many years.
In addition, Nugent is looking forward to joining the board of the Council on Library Resources, a Washington, D.C.-based national organization that does significant work in the field of information resources.