Kelly Wharton Resigns
Kelly Wharton, Assistant Dean and Director of Campus Life, said goodbye to the Hill last Friday, February 5. Wharton quit her job so that she could spend more time with her partner, whom she married in October.
Wharton has worked with Campus Life for six years and has seen significant changes during her term here. She helped to establish an Office of Campus Life in 2007, develop the Colby 360 program and oversaw a much greater integration of Campus Life with the Physical Plant and Dining Services.
In her capacity as Director of Campus Life, Wharton oversaw the Student Government Association (SGA), the LINK program, Hall Staff, Pulver Pavilion, the Echo, WHMB and the SGA budget. Wharton said she hopes the office will move toward greater integration with the faculty in the future.
While the College is starting the search for someone to fill her position and begin by July, the staff in Campus Life will work to split the responsibilities of Wharton's job for the remainder of the semester.
As for what's next for Wharton, she says she will be living with her partner near her family in Rhode Island and plans to take some time off while she gets settled there.