President’s Office Will Move to Bailey
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012 00:11
After almost three years in the Eaton Center at the far north of Kenyon’s campus, the Office of the President is moving to Bailey House, which is located next to Sunset Cottage behind the library.
President S. Georgia Nugent used to work out of Ransom Hall, but she moved to Eaton Center due to overcrowded facilities. “The admissions office was running out of room, and we felt they needed to be in that historic building in the middle of campus,” said Nugent. And at the same time, many faculty members were displaced during the construction of Lentz House.
Although the Eaton Center is a beautiful, new building, Nugent has been unhappy with the move and her office’s distance from the main campus. “No one sees me, and I don’t see people,” she said.
With the completion of the new Horvitz Art Building, the newly vacant Bailey House seemed like an appropriate location for a new office, Nugent said. The building will undergo some minor renovations and interior uplifts, headed by designer Malcolm Kutner ’94 as a gift to the College.
It’s got great bones,” said Nugent. “It’s a beautiful building.”
If the renovations are completed by January, Nugent may relocate to Bailey House, although the move may be difficult to make in her final semester as president.
The new president, however, along with other essential staff, will move to the second floor, with the first floor operating as a public space.