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President's office

In July of 2022, Dr. Sarah Bolton took office leading Whitman College as its 15th president. She also moved into her physical office on the second floor of Memorial Building—a spacious, light-filled room among the trees, with southwest views of Boyer Avenue. President Bolton had a hand in choosing the artwork for the space. She selected pieces from Whitman’s extensive art collection. “Sarah was a great collaborator in this venture and chose a wonderful and diverse range of works,” says Kynde Kiefel, director of the Sheehan Gallery. “She was interested in the stories, in artistic representation, as well as how the pieces connected to this land that we live and work on,” Kiefel says.


Ric Gendron, "Blackbird," acrylic on canvas, 2006

President's office

Above President Bolton's desk, "Aluminum II" (metallic oil on canvas, 2010-11) by Rick Martinez.

President's office

In the corner of the office, a casual seating area features "Seruleyen" (oil on canvas, date unknown) also by Richard Martinez, and three pieces by Melanie Yazzie, from top to bottom: "Paths," "Mapping Our Way," and "Wish," monoprints, 2021

Published on Feb 24, 2023
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