Stephanie Bynum, M.S. ’02, recently resigned her position as assistant dean for academic affairs to become vice president of programs at Kohl Children’s Museum. Her last day at Erikson is February 13.

For many alumni and students, Bynum was a trusted advisor and their key point of contact for programs ranging from the Academic Success Center to alumni career services.

Since graduating in 2002, she has served in progressively more responsible positions at Erikson.

Bynum began as a research assistant before becoming an adjunct faculty member, professional development instructor, director of career services, and her culminating position as assistant dean for academic affairs.

“In all of these efforts, her work was exemplary and she demonstrated what is quintessentially Stephanie — namely, a lovely mixture of hard work, common sense, deep knowledge, warmth, and effectiveness,” wrote Aisha Ray, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, in an email to Erikson faculty and staff. “She has truly put her mark on the Institute and for that we are extremely grateful.”

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Erikson will be starting a search process to fill the position in academic affairs.