A Note from Dr. Stanley Berman, Vice President of Academic Affairs:
I am very sad to inform you that Dr. Kenneth Hopkins, Associate Dean of Students; Director of the first concentration in child psychology at the college, long term Core faculty member in the Department of Clinical Psychology and an early MSPP alumni died on January 1, 2016 following a challenging, many year journey with cancer. Ken was a beloved and highly respected member of our community. He was esteemed for his dedication to his teaching and to his students, for his warmth, wit and generous availability to his advisees, doctoral project students, fellow faculty members and staff. Ken also made a number of important contributions to the school in his tenure as Associate Dean of Students. I think particularly about his championing the central role of the advisor as mentor and about his availability to students in times of distress. We were all heartened as a community to have a deeply meaningful evening with Ken this past fall when he reflected on the role of the psychologist and mental health counselor as well as on his journey with end stage cancer. Ken has been a significant contributor to the overall quality of our school for decades and he will be sorely missed. I know that many of us will carry with us more than one “pearl” of wisdom and encouragement that Ken offered us. Please join me in extending your support to his family. Please note that you can express yourself, if you choose by contributing to a student scholarship fund that the Hopkins are establishing.
For more information, please take a moment to read his obituary.