Dean of Students Karen Green announces retirement

News Image Karen Green, vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Muhlenberg College, announced that she will retire on May 31 of this year, completing ten years of service at Muhlenberg College and capping more than 35 years in student affairs.

 Friday, February 5, 2016 03:20 PM

“My time at 'Berg has been a ten-year love affair,” said Green. “It was a difficult decision because I have had such a full, rich and rewarding experience with the entire Muhlenberg community.”

Green joined Muhlenberg College in June 2006, with 26 years of student affairs experience already under her belt. She had previously served as dean of students at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y.

In her first year at Muhlenberg, Green founded Muhlenberg’s Gospel Choir, “Rejoice.” She has regularly held weekly lunches with student leaders and has committed her time to important causes, such as the college committee for campus life, the college committee for fitness and athletics, multicultural counsel, multicultural advisory board and the senior year experience.

Green is a 1986 graduate of Agnes Scott College and earned a M. Div. from the Candler School of Theology of Emory University in 1997.

In an email to the campus community announcing Green’s retirement, President John I. Williams, Jr. thanked Green for her service to Muhlenberg, and noted that the College will engage in a national search for Green’s replacement this semester.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential college located in Allentown, Pa., approximately 90 miles west of New York City. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, sciences, business, education and public health. A member of the Centennial Conference, Muhlenberg competes in 22 varsity sports. Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.