Provost Jeff Bowman has served as Kenyon’s acting president since July 2022. A member of the history department, Bowman joined Kenyon in 1997 and 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.
Sean M. Decatur was appointed Kenyon’s 19th president in July 2013 and concluded his service to the College at the end of December 2022 to assume the presidency of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Board of Trustees has engaged Storbeck Search to assist with the national search for Kenyon’s next president.
News about Sean Decatur
While the next chapter of my professional life offers enormous opportunity, I will always remember with profound gratitude my Kenyon home and my own Kenyon education.
After nearly a decade of distinguished leadership as Kenyon’s 19th president, Sean Decatur will conclude his service to the College to assume the presidency of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.Date
Natural History Museum Names College Leader as New Chief In the News — New York Times
Sean Decatur, the president of Kenyon College, will become the museum's first Black leader, reports the New York Times.Date
President Sean Decatur has been a guiding force in making Kenyon more accessible to students from all backgrounds. Learn how you can honor his legacy and support this vital work for years to come.Date
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