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Martinez takes over as Dean of Student Life

By RITIKA ACHREKAR | September 4, 2014

Terry Martinez, formerly the interim dean of student affairs at Columbia University, became the Dean of Student Life at Hopkins this fall.

At Columbia, Martinez managed various student services, including residential life and professional development programs. At Hopkins, she will have a broad range of responsibilities, including managing Housing and Dining and Judicial Affairs.

Martinez is replacing Susan Boswell, who served as dean since 2001. Boswell is now working as a special advisor to the vice provost of student affairs. In this role, she will address sexual violence and gender equality issues on campus.

On her Twitter account @DeanTMartinez, she describes herself as “Dean at Johns Hopkins University, extreme laugher, avid reader, lover of amazing meals with great wine and friends, urban explorer.”

Martinez plans to host dinners for students to gain an understanding of  what they want to see from the administration.

SGA Executive Vice President Kyra Toomre said she looks forward to working with Martinez.

“Dean Martinez has been very ready to work and meet with students,” Toomre wrote in an email to The News-Letter. “I think she is a great addition to the Hopkins community and will really listen to students and their opinions and initiatives as she takes on projects and continues to get to know [the University].”


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