News Brief: Estes to Become Brown VP

Review Staff


Rachel Grossman

Vice President and Dean of Studies Eric Estes will be leaving at the end of this semester to become the vice president for campus life and student services at Brown University. He came to Oberlin College in 2004 as an associate dean of studies and director of the Multicultural Resource Center. Here, he advocated for student activism and organizing and brought students and faculty together for community building. He has led the Division of Student Life, which includes 16 departments and offices, since 2011. During his time at Oberlin, Dean Estes has become one of the most recognizable administrators on campus. He has increased the staff in the Counseling Center and Office of Disability Services and served as an assistant professor in the Comparative American Studies department. Since 2009, he has been Oberlin’s representative to the Consortium on Higher Achievement and Success and is currently chair-elect. He has been a member of its Steering Board since 2011. Most recently, he helped to create a student support fund for lower-income students.