Physics professor and department chair Sarah Bolton will begin a three-year term as dean of the College on July 1.

Bolton has held many positions on campus, including as chair of both the Faculty Steering Committee and physics department and as a member of the Committee on Educational Policy, Faculty Review Panel and Council of Williams College Women.

She replaces Karen Merrill, who has been dean since 2007 and will return to her faculty position with the history department.

IMAGE CREDIT: Photo by Roman Iwasiwka