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Board of Trustees

President's Office

President's Office

President Marvin Krislov

The president is the chief executive officer of the College and is responsible for its effective administration and operation. The president reports to the Board of Trustees, of which he or she is an ex officio member. The president’s senior staff (made up of deans, vice presidents, and special assistants) manage specific branches of the College, so that the president is able to focus on broader issues concerning the College. The president serves ex officio as chair of the General Faculty and the General Faculty Council, and as a member of the divisional faculty councils. The staff of the president’s office includes the assistant to the president, who functions as the chief of staff; the assistant to the president for communications, who collaborates with the president on speeches, reports, and public communications; an administrative manager; and an executive secretary.

Assistant to the President

The assistant to the president works with the president to provide support and guidance in his or her efforts on behalf of Oberlin. The assistant monitors the work flow of the president’s staff, including coordinating with the various deans, vice presidents, and assistants that make up the senior staff. This person also briefs the president on upcoming conversations (with faculty, administrators, students, and alumni) and heads special projects as the president sees fit.

Assistant to the President for Communications

The assistant to the president for communications collaborates with the president preparing speeches, reports, and public communications. He or she serves as a second set of eyes for ideas and editing and ensures consistency in message and tone. The assistant also manages special projects at the president’s discretion.

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