Lecturer on Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations John (Jay) Ellison was named secretary of the administrative board and assistant dean of Harvard College last month. Ellison has served Harvard for more than a decade, most recently as a senior tutor in Lowell House, where he annually coordinated advising for 450 residents. His committee service in the College has been substantial, including coordination of the Harvard College Emergency Management Team, and membership in the subcommittee on Harvard Student Organizations, the Committee to Address Alcohol and Health at Harvard, and the Freshman Board of Advisers. Given Ellison’s promotion, Ryan Spoering will serve as Acting Allston Burr Senior Tutor in Lowell House this year. Spoering previously served as a resident tutor in Lowell House.