Dean of the College

A Message from the Dean of the College
Avis E. Hinkson

Greetings and a warm welcome as you begin the 2017-2018 academic year. Our website describes the many student services the College has to offer. Each of these services is staffed by individuals who are available to work with you, hear your views, and address your concerns. As this is a partnership, it is your responsibility to avail yourself of the many resources we provide. We look forward to getting to know you better and supporting you in your developmental process and successes.

I am a proud Barnard alumna whose life was changed in dramatic and positive ways by this College. It is my hope that your experience at Barnard will be equally as fulfilling.  May your year be filled with academic and personal discoveries, much happiness, and the feeling of accomplishment that results from achieving more than even you thought possible.

Meeting and working with Barnard students is a delight for me. Your interests, concerns, questions and good humor will provide the foundation for a great conversation. So, I invite you to drop by my office, make an appointment to meet with me by calling 212-854-3075, or email me at

Have a productive and fun year!


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