This year marks the conclusion of a decade of remarkable leadership for Oxford College. Dean Stephen Bowen will be retiring following the conclusion of Commencement 2016.
Oxford College has thrived under the leadership of Dean Bowen. The physical plant of Oxford is pristine. In the past decade, two new dorms have been built; a renovation of and addition to the library occurred; the new cutting-edge science building is nearing completion; and historic buildings—Seney Hall, Language Hall, Williams Hall, and Phi Gamma—have been brought back to their original grandeur.
Dean Bowen has also been instrumental in continuing to strengthen our academic programs. His creative and unwavering dedication to aiding faculty in the effort to share their passion for learning with our students has taken a variety of forms. Bowen set in motion initiatives that expanded highly effective academic programs that keep Oxford a robust place to begin an Emory education. Chief among these are the significant increases in the number of Oxford faculty, enduring support for the experiential learning program, and state-of-the-art teaching facilities.
All of these achievements only touch the surface of Dean Bowen’s many accomplishments over the past decade. I write today to ask you to help honor the leadership of Dean Bowen. An anonymous donor has agreed to match dollar for dollar up to $100, 000 to establish the endowment for the Dean Bowen Scholarship. Will you help us say thank you to our dean and wish him the best in his retirement by making a gift today? Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and help make a difference—and you can double your support today through the match.