November 2013 Archways

Campus Buzz

BMC Names Leader for New Center

Katie Krimmel

Katie Krimmel

In August, Bryn Mawr welcomed Katie Krimmel as the associate dean of its newly launched Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center (LILAC), a signature element of “Today’s Learning for Tomorrow’s Lives” in the Plan for Bryn Mawr.

The Center is both a reorganization of existing offerings on campus and an expansion of programming to enhance students’ professional and personal development. Designed to help students apply their Bryn Mawr education to their professional and vocational lives beyond the College, LILAC will provide integrated and coordinated services, programs, and opportunities in career exploration, internships, civic engagement, leadership, professional and personal skill-building, networking, and alumnae/i mentoring.

Krimmel, who comes to Bryn Mawr from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, is responsible for integrating the current Civic Engagement Office and Career and Professional Development to provide a comprehensive array of offerings designed to enhance career pathways for students. Working closely with Interim Provost Mary Osirim and Bryn Mawr faculty, she will develop ways for the Center to support curricular initiatives, form connections between academic coursework and Center activities, and expand support for the Praxis program.

“I have learned so much from faculty and staff about the exemplary educational opportunities that are already happening at Bryn Mawr in my first few weeks on campus,” Krimmel says. “I am excited to build on those foundations and launch a center focused on the personal development of the students and alumnae/i.”