Sean M. Decatur became the 19th president of Kenyon College on July 1, 2013. An award-winning biophysical chemist, Decatur is a lifelong champion for the liberal arts and a leading voice in the national conversation about higher education. The Board of Trustees granted President Sean Decatur a semester-long sabbatical leave in 2022 for scholarly and creative pursuits.

Acting President Jeff Bowman

Provost Jeff Bowman will serve as acting president during the sabbatical, which runs July 1 through Dec. 31, 2022. Since joining Kenyon in 1997 as a member of the history department, Bowman has held progressive positions of leadership within the faculty and administration. Before his appointment to Kenyon’s chief academic office in 2020, he served as associate provost and chair of the faculty.

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Sean Decatur in the News

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