The board of trustees of Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts, has announced that Kenneth Elmore has been selected to serve as the college’s fourteenth president.
Founded in 1865, Dean College is currently home to 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students enrolled in over 30 full-time, part-time, bachelor’s and associate degree programs. African Americans make up 12 percent of the study body.
Elmore has been serving as an associate provost and the dean of students at Boston University, where he has been a member of the leadership team for nearly two decades. Elmore worked as a practicing attorney and in the college’s student orientation and residence offices prior to joining its leadership team in 2003.
President Elmore earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He holds a master’s degree in educational policy, planning, and administration from Boston University and a juris doctorate from New England Law School in Boston.