Gordon in the News: last updated 10/24/2008

Barry Loy Promoted to Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students

Sept. 26, 2008

Jo Kadlecek
Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA- He's known around the campus of Gordon College as a mentor, mediator, organizer, friend and top racquetball player. But one more title has just been added to the list for Barry Loy: Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students.

Loy has worked with students at Gordon College for 24 years. Last month, Gordon College President Jud Carlberg formally promoted Loy and Provost Mark Sargent made the announcement first in an all staff meeting and then in a chapel service for students.  The change was widely praised by other administrators, faculty and staff.  

"The new title signals to external constituencies that Barry is the chief student development officer at Gordon," Sargent said.  "And it also affirms more than two decades of excellence in his role as the leader of our student development programs."

As Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students, Loy oversees 42 full and part time staff in numerous departments and programs, including residence life, counseling, career services, Gordon in Lynn, LaVida Center for Outdoor Education, Recreation Intramurals, and the Bennett Center. In addition to these programs, Loy's leadership also extends to areas such as international and urban students, the Campus Events Council and doctors and nurses at the health center.

"Barry is widely respected around the nation among student development professionals, has won national awards, and has chaired national organizations," Sargent said. "I have worked with few people who can rival Barry for their integrity and their deep concern for the welfare of others."

For more information or to set up an interview, contact Jo Kadlecek in the Office of College Communications at 978.867.4752 or .


Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 37 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.