New dean of Barnard College announced, and it’s Avis Hinkson, BC ’84

After a lengthy search this semester, Barnard has chosen Avis Hinkson, BC ’84, as the new dean, replacing Dorothy Denburg who has held the title for 17 years.

Barnard announced the choice of Hinkson, most recently the director of undergraduate advising at the University of California, Berkeley, in an email sent out Tuesday afternoon.

Denburg, who has been juggling two roles this semester, will move on to her new job as vice president for college relations, overseeing the offices of Alumnae Affairs and Career Development, and providing support for Barnard’s pre-college programs.

Hinkson will step in as new dean, beginning February 14, 2011—she will oversee Dean of Studies, Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar, Residential Life and Housing, Student Life, and Health Services.

Earlier this month, Barnard had narrowed the search to three finalists, after interviewing eight semi-finalists earlier this semester.