Sean M. Decatur, an emerging national leader in higher education, has been selected as the 19th president of Kenyon College. The Kenyon College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Sunday to approve the hiring of Decatur after a national search.
Decatur, 44, is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College, where he has served since 2008. He is a former associate dean, department chair and professor of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College. Decatur is a champion of the liberal arts with an accomplished record of academic leadership. He is a strong supporter of undergraduate research and faculty-and-student collaboration. Decatur begins his work at Kenyon on July 1, 2013.