Sean Decatur, an emerging national leader in higher education, became the nineteenth president of Kenyon College on July 1, 2013. A champion of the liberal arts, President Decatur earned a bachelor's degree at Swarthmore College and a doctorate in biophysical chemistry at Stanford University.
To be successful this year, we need to be generous with grace; we need to be able to show kindness to ourselves and to others, to forgive ourselves and others for shortcomings, to empathize with those around us.
Diversity and inclusion are core principles for Kenyon, and we deeply value the perspectives and contributions of our international community. We are committed to doing all we can to allow Kenyon students to continue their studies no matter their country of origin.
After nearly seven years of many of us asserting that Black Lives Matter, America consistently presents the Black community with evidence to the contrary. But undoubtedly, we were all drawn to Kenyon because we have hope, not only for a more just future, but for our ability to shape that future.