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May 25 – Meet New Executive Director Peter Crumlish – 3-5pm

The Dwight Hall at Yale Board of Directors has unanimously selected Peter Crumlish as the new Executive Director for Dwight Hall at Yale effective June 1st.  Crumlish brings a wealth of leadership experience to this position, having served as the Director of Resource Development for Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, and as a past Director of College Counseling at Hebron Academy and Director of Partnerships for Parks in New York City.  He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Yale Divinity School.  Peter served two years in the Peace Corps, training teachers in the Philippines, and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Calvin Hill Day Care Center and the Congo Leadership Initiative.

“We are delighted to have Peter join our organization.  He brings a passion for service and advocacy that has been demonstrated in both his career and service activities,” said Connie Royster, chair of the Board of Directors.

Crumlish was selected after an extensive search process that involved students, board, and staff in  considering numerous candidates.  “He impressed people with his background in service on a national and international level and his experiences in community engagement,” said a member of the student executive leadership team.  “Students at Dwight Hall are committed to a wide variety of service and advocacy causes and welcome someone who shares these same values in building stronger communities.”

“I am very excited by this opportunity to support the hard work and enthusiasm of the Yale students who serve New Haven and communities around the world,” Crumlish said. “The complex issues we face today as global citizens demand the leadership, innovation and compassion that Dwight Hall embodies and has cultivated for more than a century.”

An open house and reception to welcome Peter will be held on both Saturday, May 25th and June 1st from 3:00 – 5:00PM in the Library at Dwight Hall, 67 High St. in New Haven.