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Pitzer appoints new vice president for student affairs

Pitzer College appointed Brian A. Carlisle as the college’s new vice president for student affairs. Mr. Carlisle will take the post on July 22.

Mr. Carlisle comes to Pitzer from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, where he has served as the dean of students since 2010. At Eau Claire, he was responsible for counseling, student health, student organizations, student legal services, international student programs, the Women’s and LGBT Resource Center, and the Center for the Awareness of Sexual Assault.

During his tenure, Mr. Carlisle secured funds for the Center for the Awareness of Sexual Assault and created a Dean’s Emergency Fund.

“I am delighted to be joining Pitzer College,” Mr. Carlisle said. “The college and I share a passion for social justice and environmental sustainability, and I am honored to be part of an institution with a demonstrated history of commitment to providing programs and services that both challenge and support its students.”

Mr. Carlisle received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and earned a juris doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. He also served as a mathematics professor in Alabama.

Mr. Carlisle succeeds Jim Marchant, who has served as Pitzer’s vice president for student affairs for more than 10 years.

Mr. Marchant will transition into his new role as the executive director of development and special projects for Pitzer’s Office of College Advancement this summer.

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