Katharine Fretwell ’81 Named Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College; Longtime Dean Tom Parker to Retire

Submitted on Friday, 12/20/2013, at 9:20 AM

December 19, 2013

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Katharine “Katie” Fretwell

AMHERST, Mass.—Katharine “Katie” Fretwell , a 1981 graduate of Amherst College who has served her alma mater’s Admission Office in various capacities for nearly 25 years, has been appointed dean of admission and financial aid at the college, effective July 1, 2014. Fretwell, currently the dean of admission, succeeds Amherst’s longtime Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker, who will retire at the end of June. Parker’s retirement ends an illustrious 15-year career at the college.