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Melvin Oliver Inaugurated As Pitzer College President


Melvin Oliver, who became the sixth president of Pitzer College last July, was officially inaugurated March 25. Dr. Oliver, who at one time had been vice president of the Ford Foundation’s Asset Building and Community Development Program, was the executive dean at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s College of Letters and Science when he was chosen to head Pitzer, a member of the Claremont Colleges group of institutions in California.
Nick Menzies, who worked with Dr. Oliver in the Asset Building program at Ford as well as in Rural Poverty and Resources, and now is a program associate at the Sierra Institute for Community and the Environment, was there to help honor his friend.
They are pictured here following the ceremony with their wives, Melinda Herrold-Menzies, a professor of environmental analysis at Pitzer, on the left, and Suzanne Loth Oliver.



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