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Wells College taps Henking as president to oversee closure

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Wells College has appointed Dr. Susan Henking as its 20th and likely final president to oversee the institution’s closure.

Dr. Henking, who has been vice president of academic and student affairs at Wells since July 2022, will assume her new role immediately. Board of Trustees Chair Marie Chapman Carroll praised Henking’s dedication to students and her experience in transitioning higher education institutions.

Henking’s past roles include president of Shimer College, where she managed its transition to North Central College, and interim president at Salem Academy and College. She will guide Wells through the asset disposition process and work to preserve the college’s legacy.