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HAVERFORD COLLEGE APPOINTS JESS H. LORD AS DEAN OF ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL AID

Haverford College has appointed Jess H. Lord to the position of Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, effective July 1, 2005. Lord is currently Senior Associate Dean of Admissions at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. The appointment comes after a comprehensive national search process that started last fall and that engaged students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and Board members.

“Jess impressed everyone in the community with the depth of his knowledge, his commitment to liberal arts education, and his ready understanding of the special virtues of Haverford,” said Thomas R. Tritton, president of the College.

Lord has worked in admissions at Pomona since August 1999 and has managed the day-to-day operations of the office since June 2001. In addition to his regular travel workload, application evaluation and assessment, and interviewing, Lord has been involved in the overall processes of admission policy and decision-making for Pomona, including issues such as the recruitment and enrollment of students of color, the integration of technology with all facets of the admission process, and managing a large-scale computer conversion project. He also has had direct involvement with hiring of all staff, served on a college-wide Web site redesign team, and supervised the publications committee. He also coordinated office travel and oversaw international admissions.

Prior to Pomona, Lord was an admission officer (1994-1996), assistant director (1996-1999) and associate director (1999) in the Brown University Office of Admission.

“I am honored by the opportunity to serve the Haverford College community as the next Dean of Admission and Financial Aid,” Lord said. “I have long held deep admiration for Haverford and the special place it holds in the spectrum of higher education, and I am enormously excited to join this community myself."

Lord is a graduate of Westtown School and continued his education at Brown, where he earned a B.A. in Modern European History, with significant coursework in literature, religious studies, and international relations. He is a member of the Hartford (Conn.) Monthly Meeting and currently attends the Orange Grove (Pasadena, Calif.) Monthly Meeting. His wife, Andrea Nuneviller, a Souderton, Pa., native and Brown University graduate, is a middle school teacher at the Polytechnic School in Pasadena. They have a daughter, Emma, 2.

The Strawbridge Observatory at Haverford College houses 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are actively used by students in Haverford astronomy classes.

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