President Trombley quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education

President Laura Skandera Trombley was quoted in the July 17, 2008 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article entitled “To College Employees, the Work Environment is All-Important.”

At Pitzer College, “what we heard a great deal when we were planning new residence halls was that students, staff, and faculty wanted more opportunities for unplanned meetings,” says Laura Skandera Trombley, the president. “That's why we made all of those buildings mixed usage.” One building in the college's new residence-hall complex has faculty offices in the lower level, while the admissions office is in the lower level of another. She says the college is also making more of an effort to create pleasing outdoor seating areas around the campus, since the Southern California climate makes outdoor spaces usable much of the year. “We have beautiful grounds here — you get to see the bunnies and the lizards and, if you so choose, the chickens” that students keep in a vegetable garden behind a 1902 Arts and Crafts bungalow that serves as a cozy campus center for the college.

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