Remy leaves Judicial Affairs

by Haley Gordon | 8/18/16 7:32pm

Former Judicial Affairs director Leigh Remy ended her career at Dartmouth after 17 years with the College on July 15. Remy will start in the academic affairs staff at Florida Atlantic University in the fall. Remy will also play a role in a new initiative at FAU called the Mentoring Project, geared towards facilitating student success.

Remy first came to Dartmouth in 1999 as a first-year undergraduate dean. She eventually became an assistant dean to undergraduate students in 2009. Deans serve as advisors on all aspects of student life from explaining the process of planning one’s D-Plan to advocating on behalf of students to professors or even Judicial Affairs.

“As a first-year dean and then as an undergraduate dean, my time was often focused on individual students – on who they were becoming and what opportunities could stretch their goals to include possibilities they hadn’t considered,” Remy wrote in an email.

Three years ago, Remy transitioned from a position as undergraduate dean to the head of the judicial affairs office during a period of staff changeover for the office. That year, 2013, three of the four administrators of the office were new hires, including Remy. Remy initially only planned to stay for a year, but decided to stay an additional two.

At judicial affairs, Remy’s job was to combat actions that “may rend or fray [the] fabric” of the Dartmouth community, she wrote, while still interacting closely with students.

Typical issues handled through the office include allegations of violations of the academic honor code, sexual assault, violence of any nature, substance abuse and hazing.

The office supervises the Committee on Standards and the Organizational Adjudication Committee, which focus on student misconduct and misconduct within organizations, respectively.

Remy steered the office with an agenda of strengthening sexual assault policy and increasing personal interactions with students on campus. Remy and general counsel Robert Donin — who also recently announced he will leave the College — wrote a sexual misconduct policy, incorporating language regarding stalking, dating violence and sexual harassment that had previously been omitted.

Remy also set a goal of increasing transparency within Judicial Affairs, intending to expand student understanding of the judicial proceedings without compromising the privacy of individual cases.

Some examples of clarifying measures include participation community forums, letters written to incoming students, the development of an advising guide and making the annual report publicly available.

Remy served as director during the implementation of the “Moving Dartmouth Forward” policy initiative put forth by College President Phil Hanlon, requiring her to implement the new hard alcohol ban and other policies.

She served as a co-chair of the community citizenship working group, which drafted a new Dartmouth College Pledge of Conduct, written to affirm Dartmouth’s core values as defined by the MDF platform. The pledge was first signed by the Class of 2019.

During her time at Dartmouth, Remy was involved in various student outreach programs including orientation, the first-year curriculum and undergraduate advising.

Remy described Dartmouth as “an important part of [her] identity” after her 17 years at the College, but wrote that it was time for her to move on. She will begin teaching a first-year seminar at FAU on Monday.