Dey, Charles Frederick, 1930-2020

Dey, Charles Frederick, 1930-2020



  • Existence: 1930-2020


Charles Dey was born on December 15, 1930 in Newark, New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth in 1952 and following naval duty, Dey started his career as a teaching fellow and history instructor at Phillips Academy Andover before returning to Dartmouth in 1960 as Assistant Dean of the College. In 1962, he was a regional representative for the Peace Corps in the Philippine Islands as one of the Peace Corps' first in-country directors. In 1963, Dey returned to Dartmouth as Associate Dean. At this time he also established Dartmouth's A Better Chance (B.A.C) summer transition program to help minority students qualify for private secondary schools. Dey became Dean of the Tucker Foundation in 1967. He initiated local poverty programs, collaboration with a black college in Alabama and educational opportunities for Native Americans. He developed Tucker Internships in rural and inner-city communities, including establishment of a Dartmouth Learning Center in Jersey City, N.J. He left Dartmouth in 1973 to become the first head of the combined Choate School and Rosemary Hall. After retiring from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1991, Dey launched the Start On Success (SOS) program for the National Organization on Disability. Dey died on April 16, 2020.

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Oral history interview with Charles Dey

Identifier: DOH-8
Date(s): 2002-03-29
Scope and Contents Charles F. Dey, Dartmouth College Class of 1952, Associate Dean of the College, and Dean of the Tucker Foundation. Oral history interview documenting his time at Dartmouth, beginning with his undergraduate years in post-war America, his graduate education at Harvard, and his early teaching career at Andover. Dey moves to his tenure as Associate Dean under president John Sloan Dickey and Dean Thad Seymour, particularly his work partnering with private schools to recruit minority students, and...