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Last modified: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Provost to host open house to welcome dean of students

Oct. 28, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson will host a campus open house next week to enable students to meet new Dean of Students Harold "Pete" Goldsmith.

Harold "Pete" Goldsmith

Harold "Pete" Goldsmith

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The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. All IU Bloomington students are invited.

"Dean Goldsmith has brought tremendous energy and excellent ideas to the Division of Student Affairs," Hanson said. "He is making it a high priority to be accessible to students and hear their ideas. I hope that students will take advantage of this opportunity to meet the dean and share their insights on how the campus can better meet the needs of all students."

Goldsmith, an IU alumnus and former vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Kent State University, took over this fall as dean of students. He succeeded Dick McKaig, who retired after a 38-year career in student affairs at Indiana University.

Goldsmith holds two degrees from IU Bloomington: an undergraduate degree in government and a Doctor of Education degree in higher education administration. He also earned a Master of Education degree in student personnel from the American University.

Before returning to IU this fall, he had overseen student affairs and enrollment management at Kent State since 2003. He previously served as vice president for student affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an administrator at Michigan State and Old Dominion universities.

The dean of students leads the Division of Student Affairs, which supports the academic mission of the university through student advocacy, services and programs that promote the general welfare of students and foster a campus climate conducive to learning and responsible citizenship. Goldsmith reports directly to the provost and is a member of the provost's cabinet.

For more information about the Division of Student Affairs, see