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Barry Mills, Administrative Records, 1985-

6.8 linear feet.

Catalog Number: 1.2.14

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Agency History / Biographical Note:
Barry Mills was inaugurated as the fourteenth president of Bowdoin College in October 2001. The fifth alumnus of the College to serve as president, he was graduated cum laude from Bowdoin in 1972, and was a member of the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees from 1994 until 2000.

During his administration, President Mills has worked to build the endowment, and resources for financial aid, while increasing enrollment. He has also strived to increase diversity among students, faculty, and staff. His tenure is noted for a number of major campus building projects, including the construction of Kanbar Hall for added classrooms, restoration of the Chapel towers, construction of new residence halls, renovation of the historic first-year brick dormitories, renovation of the Museum of Art, conversion of Curtis Pool to a recital hall, and construction of a new hockey rink, Watson Arena.

For more information on Barry Mills' presidency see Office of the President

Scope and Content:
This collection contains inactive office files of President Mills, the bulk dating from 2001.

Finding Aid/Index:

Cite as: Barry Mills, Administrative Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives. Bowdoin College Library.

Access Restrictions: Restricted for 20 years from date of creation; exceptions noted in series descriptions.

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