Maria Cruz-Saco, dean of the college, will leave
Wesleyan at the end of her contract in June 2007.
At the invitation of a United Nations office
and Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru, Cruz-Saco will lead a study on
aging, equity and income security in Peru. While leading this study in
2007-08, she will be a Fulbright Scholar at Universidad del Pacifico's
Research Center. In 2008-09, Cruz-Saco will resume teaching as professor of
economics at Connecticut College.
Under Cruz-Saco’s leadership, Wesleyan
created the Office for Diversity and Academic Advancement, enhanced First
Year Matters through collaborations with the Center for the Arts and the
Office of Academic Affairs, introduced a new peer advising program,
integrated orientation for new and international students and created
opportunities for rich educational experiences outside the classroom.
Wesleyan has established a task force that is articulating a vision for
religious and spiritual life on campus, preparing the opening of the Usdan
University Center, and better aligning student affairs with our educational
Below are photos of her farewell reception May 10 at the President's House: